Savvy loves nothing more after a long day of present-picking than slipping out of her Manolos and tucking in with a charming Chardonnay. Unfortunately for her, this time of year, not only is her energy spent by cocktail hour but her budget is, too! Thank heavens for Greg Rochlin and Michael Fishman. These lifelong friends and wine geniuses have stocked Quarry Wine & Spirits with 140 fabulous wines priced under $15 and 100 wines priced under $25. The overall selection is just as dizzying (800 different bottles including highly coveted names like Dominus, Pahlmeyer and Chateau Montelena). Fortunately, the duo have made selecting the perfect swill easy by smartly arranging everything by taste, plus providing descriptions and food pairings. Did Savvy mention the 200 types of craft-brewed and imported beers (try Stones from San Diego, Dales from Colorado and Chimay from Belgium) and 300 types of spirits? Now that’s enough to make Savvy forget the parking squabbles in front of Cross Keys Williams-Sonoma— almost.
Don’t miss: The Eola Hills Oregon Pinot Noir, $19.99. “The cherry and spice flavors pair well with everything from ham to turkey and stuffing,” says Fishman. 2516 Quarry Lake Drive, 410-486-9463