It’s that time of year again, which we all love to celebrate with family and friends. As we get into the spirit of the season we put up decorations and lights. We sing carols and play in the snow. But the best part of the holidays is that we are in the giving mood. And what’s a better gift than wine? It’s always in fashion, in good taste and most importantly it will always be drunk. Wine selection can be an overwhelming experience so why don’t you go with one that is festive, cheerful, and fun!
What’s more fitting for an Elvis Presley wine than being a Napa Valley Cabernet? ’The King’ of California wine. It’s lush and rip with black currant, plums and black cherry. It is balanced well with complex tannins and year-long oak aging. This Napa Valley Cabernet has a wonderful core of fruit. ($29.99)
This 2009 Santa Claus Pinot Noir has subtle cherry and pomegranate flavors and aromas layered with spice. These pinot noir grapes are grown on the coast of California where the climate is cool and allows for an extended growing period, giving the wine excellent color and flavors. ($36)
Elora Hills Vixen’s Vino is a Silver Medal Winner of the 2009 Tasters Guild International. The tropical fruits and pear flavors of this Chardonnay combined with its crisp finish makes it a surprisingly diverse wine. ($13)
This ‘Peace on Earth’ Riesling is a light to medium body with a floral, fruity character. And an implicit, if not obvious, sweetness. ($8)
If none of these look pleasing to your palate, why don’t you make your own wine label for the holidays! Make it personal while sharing your favorite wine. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or the New Year, don’t forget wine is the holiday season gift of choice!