Our recommendation for a toast-worthy wine

As you head to your holiday festivities, we wanted to send you with something toast-worthy. Our recommendation? The impressive Juan Gil, a Monastrell from Spain. It boasts a substantive, elegant look and bold, intriguing taste for a surprising $18.

"It's a big, hearty, brooding, dark-fruited, muscular red," says Donnie Austin, owner of House Wine in Worthington. "It's a good crowd-pleaser wine, and it's interesting, too."

Juan Gil is available for $18 at House Wine, 644 High St., Worthington.