The holidays are officially here – and nothing says happy holidays quite like a great bottle of wine. These picks are perfect for both giving as a hostess gift and serving at your dinner table. Salud!
1. Wine: 2008 Durigutti Malbec Reserva Mendoza
2008 Durigutti Malbec Reserva Mendoza
This awesome Argentinean Malbec features aromas of black fruits and currants, with a deep, dark berry flavor that’s a bit spicy. Perfect for even the most discerning wine lovers!
2. Wine: 2011 La Yunta Torrontes Stelvin Closure
2011 La Yunta Torrontes Stelvin Closure
Another Argentinean wine, this white variety is a light wine with a citrus finish, a perfect complement to spicier dishes. Plus, can you beat the price? Grab a few bottles for last-minute holiday party invites!
3. Wine: 2010 San Lorenzo Chenin, Chard & Colombard
2010 San Lorenzo Chenin, Chard & Colombard
This Mexican white wine blend made from Chardonnay and other grape varietals features an easy finish and a somewhat-dry finish. A great wine that will please most anyone!
4. Wine: 2011 Pizzorno Don Prospero Merlot Rose
2011 Pizzorno Don Prospero Merlot Rose
This great rose from the Uruguay winery Pizzorno is bright and features intense aromas of fruits and flowers, taking you from appetizers to desert.
5. Wine: 2010 Lla Llai Pinot Noir
2010 Lla Llai Pinot Noir
A great, dark red wine from Chile, this vintage has black and red cherry flavors with sweet earthy notes – great for a meat dishes. (Bring on the turkey!)