Holiday Wines

Red and White Wine on the WaterAbove all, make your season fabulous with stellar holiday wines. To help you out, 20 sparkling, rosé and white wines, plus 20 red wines, comprise our top 40 recommendations of wine for the holidays. Certainly, many of these holiday wines are special because of their high quality (and high price point). On the other hand, others are simply special good-value wines. Moreover, their prices range from an unbelievable $11 to $162. Most importantly, we suggest opening them during a quiet evening at home, pouring them for dinner guests, taking them to small holiday parties, or giving them as gifts. To sum up, read on for details. Continue reading

Albariño

Rias Baixas AlbarinoCrisp, light and refreshing, Rías Baixas Albariño derives natural elegance from its misty, coastal Spanish terroir. Home to the native grape variety, Albariño, the area produces some of the world’s most beautiful white wines. Albarinô showcases amazing aromas and crisp flavors of zesty citrus, stone fruit, mineral notes and acidity that are the signature of Rías Baixas. There is lots of variety, style, texture and diversity in the “wine of the sea.” And they are very affordable. We recently tasted four mouthwatering Rías Baixas Albariños, which are all available in the U.S. at a price point of $17-$24. Read on for details.

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Holiday Rosé

Holiday RoseRosé isn’t just for summer sipping. It also has a place during other celebrations throughout the year. For many reasons, holiday rosé has a special place in our hearts. For instance, you can pair festive rosé with seafood, shellfish, smoked salmon, salads, pasta and Asian dishes. On the other hand, you can simply drink rosé without food. Pour it for your guests, or take it to a party. Above all, rosés are food-friendly and wallet-friendly wines. Vineyard Brands offers these Famille Perrin suggestions of four beautiful rosés from the south of France.
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Trothe Limited

Trothe Limited Malbec 2019Trothe’s dream team – Jeff Andrews (the passionate managing partner at the acclaimed Andrews Family Vineyards), Ray McKee (incredible winemaker) and Todd Chapman (talented vineyards manager) – spotlight the very best varieties and blocks from special vintages for their new Limited Series. Trothe Limited 2019 Malbec, which is yet another world-class wine from the Horse Heaven Hills, is first up. We have been major fans of Trothe since the beginning, tasting both vintages of their exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and the not-yet-released Syrah. And now, we add this stunning Malbec to the list of their wines worthy of the world stage. Read on for details.

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