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Great Pairings


12 Days of Christmas Wines

Treat yourself to some great wine this Christmas:


1. 2005 Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria - $24.99 Retail

2. 2005 diMajo Norante Sangiovese, Molise, Italy - $12.99

3.2006 Neil Ellis Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa -$21.99

4. 2005 Tablas Creek Rouge, Paso Robles, California -  $27.99

5.   2005 de Ladoucette ‘Les Doux Tours’, Loire, France -  $21.99

6. 2005 Piko Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand -  $21.99

7. 2007 Santa Julia Chardonnay ‘Organica’, Mendoza, Argentina -  $15.99

8. 2006 Wolftrap Red, Western Cape, South Africa - $15.99

9. 2006 St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa, California - $27.99

10. 2005 Havens Merlot, Napa, California - $27.99

11. 2005 Anne Amie Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon - $27.99

12. 2005 Inwood ‘Cornelious’ Tempranillo, Texas – $27.99

Great Wines for the Upcoming Holidays

Since there are so many wonderful flavors surrounding holiday dinners and desserts, this is the perfect time to try some new, unique wines from around the world. While Champagne or sparkling wine is a great aperitif or celebratory beverage, it’s also a tremendous food wine. Try the Gruet Blanc de Noirs NV, retail price $18.99 and Pommery Brut Vintage 1991, retail price $47.99 they are excellent examples of food-friendly bubbly.  Many people believe that a full-bodied Pinot Noir is the best holiday dinner wine pairing because the fruit and acidity of the wine balances so well with turkey or ham and the many sauces that generally accompany the main course. Taste the silkyt Tolosa Pinot Noir, retail price $39.99 and Amici, retail price $59.99. In the spirit of an all-American holiday such as Thanksgiving, try an American grape varietal like Zinfandel, which has the fruit structure and intensity to stand up to any spicy flavor in your meal. We offer the Inzinerator Zin, retail price $21.99. If you’d like something a bit different, try a rustic French Cotes-du-Rhone to help emphasize the earthy character in more sophisticated preparations of turkey. The Domaine du Mourchon Cotes-du-Rhone-Villages ‘Seguret’ Tradition, retail price $39.99, is a great choice (just received a “90” from Wine Spectator). Finally, if you’re a white wine fan, a Burgundian-style Chardonnay like HdV La Guerra, retail price $39.99 would work beautifully with your meal owing to its restrained oak and round mouthfeel.