Holiday Wine

    • An (Organized) Hodgepodge of Festive Wine

      Delille Cellars When it comes to wine choices, the holiday season is forgiving (pun intended). There are fewer demands: the heat of summer calls for refreshing wines that won’t dominate; Thanksgiving brings complicated pairings, large parties and a desire to drink American wine; Valentine’s Day calls for wines that waft elegance and romance.

      William Schragis/ The Alcohol Professorin Chardonnay- 8 readers -
    • The Definitive Guide to Holiday Wine

      This story was originally published in the Winter 2014 issue of Austin Man Magazine. It looks fantastic in print, so grab an issue or two. December is stuffed with more parties, festive meals and holiday get-togethers than anyone can possibly manage. Getting in the way of that merriment is the mad scramble to meet year-end work deadlines, extra family obligations and the dre ...

    • Holiday Food & Wine Pairings with Mary Cressler

      Last year I did a great podcast with Mary Cressler on holiday food and wine pairings and what to look for when in the wine store. T'is the season and I thought it would be beneficial to re-post the post and podcast to help you with your holiday wine purchases and pairings. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...

      Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddessin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Holiday wine gift guide 2014

    … gift guide 2013 • Holiday wine gift guide 2012 • Holiday wine gift guide 2011 • Expensive wine 61: Adelsheim Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2011 The post Holiday wine gift guide 2014 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Holiday wine trends 2014

    … drinkers are willing to be more adventurous. Someone needs to explain what the wine is about, and then they’re willing to try something they normally wouldn’t buy.” This doesn’t mean, said the retailers interviewed for this post, that they won’t sell a lot of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and pinot noir this holiday season. After all…

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  • Winebits 361: Thanksgiving 2014 edition

    … Thanksgiving wine suggestions from around the Internet: • Keeping it simple: From Real Simple, part of the Martha Stewart magazine empire, “affordable” wines for Thanksgiving. And who says we’re not making progress on the cheap wine front? The recommendations include so many wines that I’ve reviewed here that I think the author may have visited…

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  • Thanksgiving wine 2014

    …, just a Google search away. More about Thanksgiving wine: • Thanksgiving wine 2013 • Thanksgiving wine 2012 • Wine of the week: Little James’ Basket Press Red NV • Wine of the week: Cave de Lugny La Cote Blanche 2013 The post Thanksgiving wine 2014 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Apothic Dark – Really, Really Dark!

    … Home Wine Regions Californian Wine Apothic Dark – Really, Really Dark! by Tim Lemke - Oct 5, 2014 Apothic Red seems to be one of the most popular bargain wines out there. I constantly hear people rave over it. And so, the Apothic brand has been capitalizing on their success and expanding their line. Apothic Dark is a special, seasonal release…

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  • Labor Day wine 2014

    … Rose with that barbecue? Labor Day weekend marks not just the end of summer, but the Wine Curmudgeon’s annual appearance at the Kerrville Fall Music Festival to talk about Texas wine (and to drive 5 mph). Whatever you do to enjoy the weekend, these wines will make it that much more interesting: • A to Z Pinot Gris 2013 ($13, purchased, 13…

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