With the holidays upon us, I would love to help you out with your holiday wine needs. We have some fantastic wines in our lineup right now that would be perfect for holiday meals, get togethers, parties and sanity sipping 🙂 We also have some incredible wine gifts that are perfect for personal and business gift giving, as well as for stocking stuffers.
If Your Holiday Wine Needs Start with Red Wine
All of these reds, except for Panache Lane Bodacious, are big, bad and mature. The Dusk Syrah is my latest personal favorite. I can’t get enough of it. The Panache Lane Bodacious has a beautiful hint of sweetness to it, along with some earthy tones. The Panache Lane label is one of my favorites. It features a gray kitty like my Shadow who is no longer with us, with a Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer nose.
- Dusk 2016 Lodi Syrah – $26.50
- Harlow Court California Private Reserve – $44
- Joy Cellars 2016 Paso Robles Tempranillo – $28.50
- Panache Lane California Bodacious – $22
- Somersville Cellars 2016 California Red Meritage – $38
If They Start with White Wine
The Joy Cellars Euphoria is a take off on a White Meritage (a White Bordeaux blend) and goes wonderfully with pieces of Parmesan cheese drizzled with honey. The Mariana Vineyard Verdelho is an amazing find. Verdelho originates on the Portuguese island of Madeira, where it is one of the grapes in Madeira, an incredible fortified wine originating from that island.
- Adagio 2016 Lodi, California Viognier – $24
- Fact 2015 California Chardonnay – $20
- Joy Cellars 2016 Bergerac, France Euphoria – $24
- Mariana Vineyard 2016 South Eastern Australia Verdelho – $25.50
This Rosé is my all-time favorite Rosé. It’s made from Muscat grapes, so it has a lot of floral notes. Some people find it very sweet. I find it incredibly refreshing. I need to remember that I’m drinking alcohol when I’m sipping this wonderful wine.
I haven’t yet tried this wine but am looking forward to doing so very soon. It’s a port-style Zinfandel. Yum!
I’ve written many times about the wonders of serving Sparkling Wine with a big meal like a Thanksgiving or Christmas feast. If you haven’t tried this, please do so. I think you will be delighted.
Nothing says happy holidays in a more special way that a bottle of wine with a personal photo and message. And the cool thing with personalized wines is you can kill multiple gifts in one fell swoop. A single case of wine gives you 12 beautiful gifts. Don’t forget to buy organza gift bags for your bottles.
Wine Accessories and Gifts
Placing Your Order
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