Holiday Wine Tips from Huntington Wine & Spirits

Deemed an essential business, Huntington Wine & Spirits on Huntington Ave. is still open for business, and owner Steven Rubin has offered some Easter wine tips to find the perfect pair for your holiday dinner.

The store, which has been a neighborhood business since 1936, will be open Easter Sunday from 12pm to 6pm, and Rubin is now offering 20 percent off of any six bottles of wine storewide all year long, sale items excluded.

Though springtime holidays will be spent a little differently this year as families will be unable to gather, anyone who will be making a dinner can still get some wine.

“One of the best complements to Easter dinner would be rosé wines,” Rubin said. “French rosés are drier, where American roses tend to be sweeter.” He called rosés a “great value” and “food friendly.”

For red wines, he recommended pinot noirs. “They’re real jammy, fruit-forward, and spicy,” Rubin said.

“And for white wine choice, I would recommend a sauvignon blanc,” he said, which have citrus notes and “plenty of fresh lemon and lime zest.” Aside from being food-friendly, they can be found in the $15 dollar range as well.

Additionally, Rubin said that a sparking wine always works well for an apéritif.

Between the combination of people generally staying at home and Northeastern students returning home, “we’re doing a third of what we normally do,” he said. “We could use any help.” Huntington Wine & Spirits is also offering curbside pickup and delivery; people can call (617) 536-0164 to place an order. The store is also open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm and on Sundays from 12pm-6pm.

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