With Thanksgiving soon upon us, followed by holiday parties, the New Year, and gift giving, here are some exquisite wines that will say thanks without pilfering your bank account:
The Gold Award-winning Forever Young Malbec Reserva and the Forever Young Sauvignon Blanc (Silver Award winner) at the 2015 WSWA Wine & Spirits Competition are two solid choices for host gifts, holiday gifts, holiday meals and après-ski drinks. Popular at Cipriani here in NYC and at LAVO and other restaurants and clubs, you can read more about this label at http://www.foreveryoungwine.com.
Hall Wines Gift Sets are fantastic for the oenophiles in your life (http://www.hallwines.com/gifts), but if you’re simply looking for an-all purpose, delectable and quality cabernet sauvignon, we recommend Hall’s COEUR, from the heart of Napa Valley (no pun intended). You can also check out this short clip on holiday wine pairings, which features Coeur and a vegan Wild Blueberry Crumb recipe: http://www.hallwines.com/inside-hall/spotlight/hall-bytes.
New red wine from Australia, Insurrection (PRNewsFoto/Insurrection)
Engage in a delightfully robust Insurrection of the wine variety this season with Australia’s aptly named, cheeky, intensely rich red shiraz/cabernet sauvignon. Insurrection has a big, bold flavor that will pair well with flavorful or spiced dishes, and it offers notes of plum, chocolate, and red fruit. If you want to go bold, savor this luscious Aussie red.
Slow Press is a classic chardonnay that hails from Monterey Country and delivers a magnified fruit aroma, resplendent with apples and pears. This white wine complements and enhances the flavor of turkey, chicken and veggies, and has a full-bodied, creamy finish. Tote it along as a guest gift, or chill it for your own parties.
Chloe Prosecco enlivens a dinner table party and is ideal for celebrating a new year, a Thanksgiving meal, or a festive season. Elegant and sparkling, it’s sourced from the Prosecco DOC and is opulent yet balanced. Crafted from 100% Glera grapes harvested by hand in the Asolo region, Chloe Prosecco is an effervescent treat in a bottle; http://www.chloewinecollection.com.
Salute and a fulfilling holiday season for all!