Celebrate The Holidays With Walter Stewart's Market (sponsored post)

CTbites Team

The holidays are a wonderful time to take advantage of Walter Stewart's Market in downtown New Canaan. Stewart's Market makes everything easier during this busy season, and with over a century of experience, they know a thing or two. Whether you are entertaining, gift giving, looking for great holiday decor, or simply finding that perfect wine, Walter Stewart's has it all. (Don't miss their impeccable suggestions for holiday wine pairings below.) Happy Holidays from Walter Stewart's Market and Stewart's Spirits! 

Holiday Cooking & Baking 

Celebrate all of the best flavors and scents of the season with specialty sauces, jams, spreads, butters, pie mixes, bread mixes and more from Stonewall Kitchen. And you will find the best ingredients for your holiday baking, from Woodstock organic sugar and Wholly Wholesome gluten free pie shells to Farmer’s Market organic pumpkin filling and Horizon organic whipping cream. Stewart’s is also your local source for award-winning designer cooking utensils from Zyliss. From turkey thermometers to basters, from whisks to mandolines, and from apple slicers, pairing knives, and cheese graters to citrus zesters, quick mashers, can openers and garlic presses, we have all of the gadgets to make your holiday meal preparations a snap!

Holiday Entertaining & Decor

We have a delightful selection of festive centerpieces and place settings as well as a colorful lineup of holiday themed buffet and cocktail napkins from IHR and Caspari. Brooklyn Slate Co. cheese boards offer a beautifully rustic and unique way of serving cheese and hors d’oeuvres to your guests. We also have a delightful selection of seasonal candles from Castine and Northern Lights that will fill your home with festive aromas.

Holiday Gifts

Check out our impressive selection of hand-picked, carefully assembled gift baskets that are sure to impress that special foodie in your life. Each basket offers a delightful assortment of our finest (and personal favorite) products. Whether you’re looking to send a special thank you to an important client, co-worker or friend, a specialty gift basket from Walter Stewart’s is the ideal gift for any occasion. All baskets are made to order.Click here to order

Holiday Treats

Our Candy Department is Bursting with Perennial Favorites! We have the best selection of eye-catching, delicious, and festive candies, chocolates, toffees, hot cocoa mixes, caramels, and truffles; perfect for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Shop Stewart’s for all natural candy canes from Hammond’s, Jo’s Peppermint Bark, hand-crafted chocolate Snowmen from Lake Champlain and Bissinger’s, Fran’s Caramel and Chocolate Sauces, John Kelly Salted Caramels, and world-class chocolates from Mast Brothers.

Holiday Wine Pairings

Whether you’re looking for the ideal accompaniment to your Holiday Filet or a nice aperitif to add some holiday sparkle to your celebration, Stewart’s has a nice selection of this season’s best wines!

To get the celebration started (on its own or with Hors d’ Oeuvres):
The holidays are all about celebrating with friends and family and what better way to add cheer to the season than with first-rate bubbly. Add some sparkle to your holidays! (Of course we have Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut on special – CT’s Lowest Price – while supplies last as well, but the following are Champagnes not to overlook this season). 

Holiday Bubbly

Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs, Brut, Calistoga, 2010

JM Gobillard & Fils, Brut Champagne Tradition, NV

JM Gobillard & Fils, Brut Rosé, NV

Veuve Clicquot, Brut Champagne Yellow Label, NV

Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rosé Champagne, NV


For your Filet:

What pairs best with beef tenderoin – some say Merlot, some say Burgundy, we say you it’s hard to go wrong with a fantastic Cabernet!  Our shelves are stocked with so many superb Cabs it's hard to pick just a few but these standouts are sure to please this holiday!  

Holiday Cabs

Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2012

Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma, 2012

Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2008

Ironside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2011

Opus One, Napa Valley, 2011


For your Holiday Ham

Whether you prefer to match your holiday spiral ham with a nice chilled California Chardonnay or a tasty Pinot Noir (slightly chilled), these two wonderful choices are sure to delight:

Holiday Chardonnay

La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, 2013

Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2012

Simi Chardonnay, Sonoma, 2012

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, 2012

Staglin Family Vineyard Chardonnay, 2008



Roast Lamb

Whether you’re serving Roast Leg of Lamb or a Roasted Rack of Lamb, enjoy with a fantastic Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, a stellar Nebbiolo, and an excellent North Coast Zin.

The Prisoner Red Zinfandel Blend 2012
Mamete Prevostini Santa Rita Rosso di Valtellina, 2009
The Winery SF Zinfandel 2010

Roast Turkey, Chicken or Goose
Again we will choose simplicity instead of throwing out too many choices – so here we’ll opt for a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Oregon Pinot. But for you beer drinkers a Chimay is a great choice (especially with Goose).

90+ Cellars Lot 106 Pinot Noir, Sonoma, 2012

Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir, 2013

Fresh Seafood:

And of course for the lighter side of the holidays we have some superb Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc:

Holiday Sauvignon Blanc

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2014

90+ Cellars Lot 2 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2014


Holiday Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris

Kris Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, 2013

King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris, Oregon, 2013



Holiday Pinot

90+ Cellars Lot 106 Pinot Noir, Sonoma, 2012

Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir, 2013

Patton Valley Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2011

Belle Glos Clarke & Telephone Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, 1.5 liters, 2013


Holiday Whisky

Angel’s Envy Port Finished Bourbon, Kentucky

Buffalo Trace Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Kentucky

Whistle Pig The Boss Hog Straight Rye Whiskey

Kosher Wines for Hanukkah

Barkan Classic Chardonnay, Israel

Barkan Classic Pinot Noir, Israel

Barkan Classic Cabernet Sauvignon, Israel