Holiday Beer, Wine & Spirits Gifts 2011 - Holiday Beer, Wine & Spirits Gift Guide

All Items are Sorted by Price - Most Expensive to Least Expensive

Wine Knot, (holds 2 Wine Bottles)

Wine Knot

Description: Robin Antar would like to introduce you to her new line of "Wine Knots." These are sculptures that hold wine, but they are also stand-alone works of art. When you run out of wine, you never have an empty wine rack lying around. This elegant, curvaceous sculpture is both functional and beautiful. It can serve as a table centerpiece for holiday gatherings or a conversation piece gracing your den. No matter how you choose to display the “Wine Knots,” the modern and simple design will make a bold statement.

Price: $1,500.00 Visit the Website

"My Cointreau Travel Essentials" By Dita Von Teese

"My Cointreau Travel Essentials" Travel Bar

Description: Just in time for the holiday season, world-renowned burlesque star, Dita Von Teese, has designed “My Cointreau® Travel Essentials.” Presented in a retro hatbox, the luxury coffret opens up to reveal a tastefully-refined travel bar that conveniently stores all the accessories needed to create classic cocktails while jet-setting all over the globe or celebrating at home. Items include a jigger for measuring; a special bar spoon – highly-treasured by great cocktail artists; two vintage-inspired glasses; a silver shaker; and a Cointreau atomizer – a delicate spray bottle intended to inspire a new cocktail ritual: Just as a woman applies perfume before a romantic evening on the town, the atomizer adorns a cocktail with a spray of sumptuous aromatic notes of Cointreau, the crowning flavor to a refreshing libation. The stylish valise also includes a leather-bound Cointreau notebook that can be used for penning innovative recipes, inspirations and desires. The final touch is a limited-edition bottle of Cointreau. "My Cointreau Travel Essentials": SRP $399. For more details and a list of retailers, visit Cointreau.com or Facebook.com/cointreau.

Price: $399.00 Visit the Website

One Stop Shopping With Dean & Deluca's Specially Priced Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack

Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack

Description: Dean & Deluca has taken food and wine pairing to the next level this holiday season. Dean & Deluca's lauded wine director Kerrin Laz not only offers expert pairing tips for the season on her new “Your California Wine Source” website (www.deandeluca.com/wine) but also takes the guess work out of the equation with the ingenious Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack! This “one stop shop” will take you straight through Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years – whether you are hosting a holiday dinner, seeking the perfect host(ess) gift for a holiday soirée, or are simply excited to play around in the kitchen with seasonal flavors – Laz has got your wine needs covered. At a privileged cost of $139, the Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack affords you with two wine choices for each of the three upcoming holidays. The Seasonal Holiday Six-Pack of wines begins with the 2010 Red C Sauvignon Blanc and 2009 Red C Cabernet Sauvignon, which happen to be Kosher and drink incredibly well upon opening. Next up is the 2009 Straight Line Tempranillo to pair perfectly with main courses such as ham, roast beef, or turkey. If you're serving seafood, the 2010 Y Rousseau Old Vines Colombard will be perfect. For New Year's, pop the bottle of Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut NV and Zacherle Rose of Syrah Sparkling Wine. In the spirit of the holidays, the $174 six-pack is specially priced at $139.

Price: $139.00 Visit the Website

Courvoisier Connoisseur Collection

Courvoisier Connoisseur Collection

Description: The Courvoisier Connoisseur Collection revolutionizes the cognac category by proudly declaring liquid age upfront. Courvoisier is the first of the four major Houses of Cognac to introduce a product with a declared age statement. Courvoisier 21 and Courvoisier 12 feature unique and extraordinary liquid representing the perfect moment in time when age and cru meet at the peak of their potential. The 12, for true gourmets, is a blend primarily selected from the Borderies, which at 12 years of age develop to the optimum in their floral and spicy notes. These notes are further enhanced by the combination with the Fins Bois to develop the vibrancy of the blend and Grande Champagnes that underlines the elegance and depth. The 21, a cognac for connoisseurs celebrating the best moments in life, is elaborated from the top growth region, the Grande Champagne, aged in the warehouses for over two decades in hand selected fine grain oak barrels. 21 years is the optimum time for these cognacs to develop full richness in their aromatic style.

Price: $49.99 to $250.00 Visit the Website

Ultimat Vodka

Ultimat Vodka

Description: Celebrate distinctively this holiday season with one of the world’s most distinctive vodkas. Ultimat Vodka is the only vodka distilled from both grains (wheat and rye) and potato, a break from the traditional process of using just one or the other. The result is a subtle taste, smooth texture, and rich complexity unlike anything else. Ultimat Vodka is bottled in a striking cobalt blue crystal decanter that’s seamless for the holiday season—whether you’re giving it as a gift or throwing a party. To help you celebrate this year, Ultimat has created a distinctive drink that’s perfect for any holiday occasion. Ultimat Vodka’s Naughty but Nice: 2 oz Ultimat vodka 3 dashes of Cranberry spice bitters or all spice dram 1 Orange slice, 1 cherry 1 sugar cube splash of soda water. In a rocks glass: muddle sugar cube, orange, cherry, and bitters. Add Ultimat Vodka and ice. Shake vigorously. Splash of soda on top.

Price: $38.00 Visit the Website

Hennessy Very Special Gift Box

Description: Hennessy V.S Holiday Gift Box: The Hennessy Very Special Gift Box comes in an eye-catching gold and chocolate package containing one 750 ml Bottle of Hennessy V.S Cognac. This is the perfect way to present this best-selling cognac during the holiday season. Available for $32.99 at select wine and spirits retailers. About Hennessy V.S: Hennessy V.S, the modern descendant of the original “three stars” Cognac, was created in 1865 and renamed in 1965 as “Very Special.” V.S. is a blend of more than 40 eaux-de-vie and the final blend boosts a bold and balanced flavor with both strength and finesse. Tasting notes are described as rich, full, complex with oaky and fruity character, and enriched with vanilla nuances.

Price: $30.99 to $34.99 Visit the Website

Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Description: 2007 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep garnet color with intense aromas of ripe cherry, cedar, and pipe tobacco. Concentrated flavors of ripe plums and dark bing cherries marry perfectly with the oak nuances, imparting notes of brown spice and vanilla. This is a well structured and balanced wine with firm, velvety tannins which culminate into a long, elegant finish with hints of tobacco, dried herbs and fruit. This wine is ready to enjoy now or can be aged for 3‐5 years. This wine has a suggested retail price of $30/bottle and available at retailers nationwide and online at www.louismartini.com. 2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon This structurally dense, full‐bodied and complex wine was crafted to capture the essence of Napa Valley’s diverse mountain terroirs. It offers ripe and concentrated aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate with toasty sweet oak. The intensity of the flavors along with the silky tannins culminates in a long, opulent finish. This wine can be cellared for 10 years. The 2007 Louis M. Martini Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon has a suggested retail price of $145/bottle and can be purchased at www.louismartini.com.

Price: $30.00 to $145.00 Visit the Website

Yazi Ginger Vodka

Yazi Ginger Vodka

Description: A premium, ginger-flavored vodka, Yazi is produced by Hood River Distillers, the largest and oldest liquor producer in the Pacific Northwest. Made using only the purest, glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood (Oregon's highest peak), the sweet and spicy vodka includes delicious notes of ginger, lemon, orange, cayenne and red pepper. Packaged in a fiery red and white, perfume-inspired bottle, Yazi is the perfect spirits choice for young, social and sophisticated females. Smooth and easy to drink, Yazi can be equally enjoyed on the rocks or mixed as a specialty drink.

Price: $29.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website

Lucente From The Renowned Luce Della Vite Winery

Lucente

Description: The acclaimed Luce della Vite winery’s Lucente ($29 SRP) provides a warm welcome to winter celebrations. This Tuscan gem is a beautiful balance of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon with dark, warm and silky notes. Pairing flawlessly with roasted meats and cheeses, Lucente makes for a refined holiday wine without a rarefied price tag. Winemaker for the Luce della Vite estate, Lamberto Frescobaldi, has utilized his family's 700 years of winemaking expertise to produce Lucente. Thirty generations of this Florentine family have dedicated their lives to the production of outstanding Tuscan wines in a style that brings together tradition, dedication and innovation.

Price: $29.00 Visit the Website

Wines From Ventura County Winery Association

Zeductive

Description: Four Brix's Zeductive ($28) is a seductive blend of California Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. http://fourbrixwine.com- order online; ships within California only. Cantara Cellars' 2009 Intrepid's ($36) blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc blasts flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, sweet tobacco, graphite, violet and vanilla onto the palate. www.cantaracellars.com- fill out order form and email/fax in. Ships nationwide. For the Kosher friend, Herzog Special Reserve Pinot Noir, Edna Valley ($36) is a great choice, made by California's premiere Kosher winery. Herzog also offers several gift baskets featuring their award-winning wine. www.shopherzog.com- order online, ships nationwide

Price: $28.00 to $36.00 Visit the Website

Refine Cocktail Mixers

Refine Mixers- Cosmopolitan, Mojito, and Margarita

Description: With refine mixers, you can enjoy fantastic cocktails without the calories, sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients that exist in other mixers. All-natural and zero calories, say hello to a new way of drinking responsibly Zero calories and all-natural, refine™ mixers are the first cocktail mixers to incorporate stevia and its unique consumer benefits. Stevia, the first ever FDA-approved all-natural, zero calorie sweetener, is a plant native to South America that has been used as an herbal sweetener for hundreds of years. Our favorite part? Stevia contains zero calories and has zero impact on blood glucose levels, offering cocktail enthusiasts a new way to drink responsibly.

Price: $27.00 to $30.00 Visit the Website

Soiree Wine Decanter

Soiree Pour

Description: The Soirée in-bottle wine decanter aerates wine instantly as you pour. Eliminating the dishes, dollars, and hours of traditional decanting, Soirée is the easiest and most convenient way to decant wine. Soirée enhances the bouquet and flavors of any wine, both red and white. By simply pouring wine through the Soirée, wine is infused with oxygen, the key ingredient needed to "open up" a bottle of wine. Made of mouth-blown glass Soiree looks elegant and classy on the wine bottle and is a conversation piece on all occasions. Soirée carries a Zagat® stamp of approval and was voted “The Best Bet” in The Wine Aerator Shoot-out. With an MSRP of $24.99, Soiree is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys wine. Soiree is available for purchase at: www.winesoiree.com.

Price: $24.99 Visit the Website

Corkcicle: For Perfect Wine

The Corkcicle: For Perfect Wine

Description: It's time to lose the ice bucket. There is an easier way to maintain perfectly chilled wine while you enjoy the entire bottle: Corkcicle. The Corkcicle is a wine chilling cork that extends down into your wine bottle. Simply insert Corkcicle into a wine bottle in place of the cork while you enjoy your wine and Corkcicle will ensure it stays at a consistent chilled temperature. Ice buckets often made wines too cold, masking the flavors and complexities of the wine. Corkcicle doesn't allow temperatures to sink to low or rise too high, but maintains a chilled bottle in the optimal temperature range where maximum flavors can be experienced every time. The process works for whites and red wines -- maintaining temperatures for already chilled bottles of white wine, while also bringing warm reds down to a more suitable temperature and making sure their flavors don't take a backseat to the alcohol. Corkcicle is simple to use. Store Corkcicle in the freezer. When ready, uncork the wine from a chilled bottle, pour your first glass and insert Corkcicle. For up to an hour, relax and enjoy your wine at the perfect drinking temperature.

Price: $22.95 Visit the Website

Wild Turkey 101

Wild Turkey 101

Description: America’s iconic premium Kentucky straight bourbon, Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon is the flagship brand in the Wild Turkey Bourbon portfolio. Wild Turkey is handcrafted using traditional methods that have been passed down by the only four master distillers of Wild Turkey. Since it was first created, Wild Turkey has maintained its signature proof of 101 to ensure its rich, full and deep flavor. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon uses the finest natural ingredients, including at least 51% corn, along with rye and malted barley. Crystal-clear, limestone-purified water from the distillery property is used throughout the process. It is aged in new deep-charred barrels made with white oak from the Ozark Mountains. Wild Turkey 101 is the benchmark of bourbon; this is what real bourbon should taste like with distinct caramel and vanilla flavors. Finish is very long, rich and full-bodied.

Price: $20.00 Visit the Website

Bridlewood Estate Winery Pinot Noir, Monterey County

Bridlewood Estate Winery 2009 Monterey County Pinot Noir

Description: Bridlewood Estate Winery 2009 California Pinot Noir At Bridlewood, we like to take our time. We hand select our grapes from California’s renowned appellations, and we pour our passion into winemaking. Our tasting room sits on a picturesque 105-acre estate which rests on a high bench of ancient seabed, facing the Pacific breezes that meander through the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south and the Purisima Hills and San Raphael Mountains to the north. Days are warm, nights are cool and the abundant sunshine is tempered by wind and fog. Description Our California Pinot Noir expresses dark fruit flavors of currant, plum and blueberry with nuances of vanilla and brown spice. Well-balanced with a round mouthfeel, this wine has a smooth, lingering finish. Hailing from the heart of California’s majestic Central Coast, Bridlewood wines are crafted with care and passion by dedicated artisans. Led by winemaker David Hopkins, Bridlewood Estate Winery embodies the diverse sub-appellations and varietals of the vast Central Coast, inspired by the spirit of California’s relaxed way of life. Visit Bridlewood’s stunning 140-acre estate and intimate tasting room in the Santa Ynez Valley, or learn more at www.bridlewoodwinery.com. Varietal: 100% California Alcohol Level: 13.08% Residual Sugar: .38g/100ml

Price: $20.00 Visit the Website

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Collection Claret

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Collection Claret

Description: Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise.

Price: $20.00 Visit the Website

Cupid Approved Cocktails With Alize Liqueur

Mighty Aphrodite

Description: Just when you thought holiday season gift giving was over and done with, February 14 arrives to remind that your work is far from over; Valentine’s Day, a holiday that makes every woman giggle and every man cringe, is just around the corner! Ease into the romantic holiday with these delicious libations. This year, whether celebrating with a significant other or significant singles, Alizé Liqueur is just the sip to get even the most timid of cupids in the loving spirit. Mighty Aphrodite 2 oz Red Bull 1 oz Alizé Red Passion ½ oz Grapefruit vodka Build in a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a rose petal or cherry. Cupid Kiss 3 oz Alizé Red Passion 3 oz Taittinger Champagne Serve chilled in a champagne glass.

Price: $19.99 to $23.99 Visit the Website

Skinny Sip With Voli Light Vodkas

Voli Light Vodkas

Description: Voli Light Vodka - the world’s first low calorie fruit and fusion flavored vodka is the perfect alternative for health conscious people who want to indulge in flavorful, refreshing cocktails without the guilt! Voli Light Vodkas are on average 25 to 40 percent lower in calorie than leading brands. Voli light vodkas’ natural ingredients are expertly blended to achieve the balance of natural fruit flavors and vodka distilled from superior French wheat and pure spring water. Voli’s fusion flavors are multiple fruit flavors masterfully blended together in perfect proportion to create tastes and aromas unlike any other. Flavors Include: • Lyte, an impeccably smooth vodka with a light finish • Voli Lemon, a strong, zesty citrus flavor paired with a mellow verbena taste • Voli Espresso Vanilla, an awakening coffee aroma with vanilla and a hint of sweet cocoa • Voli Raspberry Cocoa, a heavenly blend of raspberry and cocoa that’s just sweet enough • Voli Orange Vanilla, an orange and vanilla swirl that results in a delightful creamsicle flavor Estimated retail price is $19.99 per bottle - Affordable and calorically conscious, what more could you ask for? In a world where things add up, it’s nice to subtract. To purchase go to http://volispirits.com/where-to-buy.php

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

TASTINGROOM.COM

Mario Batali Selection…Wine Lovers Road Trip

Description: The ultimate wine gift, TastingRoom.com samplers take the guesswork out of gift-buying. If you are unsure of what to buy a family member, friend or co-worker this holiday season, give them a flight of wines and let them decide. TastingRoom.com, an innovative e-commerce website that lets you try wine before you buy, features curated collections of premium wine from around the world, or “wine samplers.” These samplers can be purchased along with gift cards to TastingRoom.com so that your gift recipient can go back and buy full-sized bottles of wine once they pick their favorites. The wine samplers include six miniature 50ml bottles that hold 1.7 oz. of wine each. Enjoy varietal samplers (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay), regional samplers (Napa Valley Reds, Australian Gems), single winery samples (Grgich Hills), themed samplers (Hidden Gems, Wines for Dudes) and more. TastingRoom.com also offers NEW wine samplers curated by renowned chefs Mario Batali and Michael Chiarello. For more information visit www.tastingroom.com.

Price: $19.99 to $34.99 Visit the Website

Blue Angel Vodka

Blue Angel Vodka

Description: Blue Angel® Vodka is skillfully crafted using select American grain in a proprietary four-column distillation and unique filtration system. Expert monitoring by our Master Distiller ensures a creamy mouth-feel and smooth finish that cannot be obtained by ordinary mass-produced vodka. Master distiller and the “Father of Modern-day Vodka” Maurice Kanbar invented this vodka, and the "Blue Angel Martini," which has been called “The Perfect Vodka Martini!”

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

ONEHOPE Wine

ONEHOPE Wine Varietals

Description: ONEHOPE Wine is the perfect gift for any occasion. These hand-crafted wines are co-created with esteemed winemaker, Robert Mondavi, Jr. in Napa, California. ONEHOPE Wine donates half of all profits from the sale of each varietal to a partner charity. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc support saving the planet. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Cabernet support the fight against autism. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Chardonnay support the fight against breast cancer. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Merlot support the fight against AIDS. Fifty percent of the profits from ONEHOPE Zinfandel support the families of fallen troops. Fifty percent of profits from Pinot Noir is donated to the Children’s Hospitals.

Price: $18.99 to $99.00 Visit the Website

Shaw Vineyard Wines

Shaw Vineyard- Wine is not our business, it's our passion...

Description: Located on the west side of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Shaw Vineyard is dedicated to producing some of the region's finest wine. Our low tech artisanal approach to winemaking is inspired by Old World wine styles. We have a wide variety of dry Red and dry to off dry White food friendly wines for your enjoyment.

Price: $18.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website

Trader Jose Tequila And Mezcal

Trader Jose Tequila

Description: Trader Jose Tequila and Mezcal are 100% agave liquor that, like most Trader Joes merchandise, is high-quality and affordable. The tequila comes from the same distillery that produces Chamucos, comes very light and delicate on the nose, with strong agave flavors, hints of charcoal and mild spice, and a caramel finish. The Mezcal is strong and earthy with a bourbon-like bite. The nose is strong on spice. Trader Jose's Tequila is produced at the Premium de Jalisco distillery. The distillery, which was established in 2000, is located around 16,000 feet above sea level in the high mountains of Jalisco, which creates ideal weather conditions for aging the tequilas. Silver Tequila 750ml $16.95 Oaxacan Mezcal 750ml $17.95

Price: $16.95 to $17.95 Visit the Website

Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum

Cruzan 9

Description: With a unique, balanced blend of nine all-natural spices - including vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, mace, allspice, pepper and juniper berry - Cruzan 9 remains true to its heritage of premium craftsmanship, while offering rum fans a bolder, more dramatic spirit. Touted as one of the cleanest rums in the industry, Cruzan 9 has a smooth taste and mild 80 proof that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, with a glass of cola or in your favorite rum cocktail.

Price: $15.99 Visit the Website

Cruzan Strawberry Rum

Cruzan Strawberry

Description: Crafted using fine Cruzan rum, all-natural flavors and cane sugar, Cruzan Strawberry combines the taste of ripe strawberries with a touch of ginger root, giving it a lightly spiced finish that puts a new spin on traditional flavored rums. Cruzan Strawberry takes the cocktail scene to a whole new level, offering a smooth and clean taste that enhances classic rum favorites such as the Mojito, Daiquiri, Cuba Libre and Rum Runner.

Price: $15.99 Visit the Website

MARTINI Wines

MARTINI Asti

Description: Holiday soirees mix together great company, tasty food and fabulous libations, and this season, iconic Italian winemaker, MARTINI, will deliver bubbly merriment with its delectable and affordable sparkling wines! MARTINI Asti, a naturally sweet white wine, is the number one-selling imported sparkling wine in the United States. MARTINI Prosecco, a semi-sparkling dry white wine and a bright and flirty MARTINI Rosé also compliment the brand’s portfolio, and MARTINI Moscato d’Asti, the newest addition, offers a delicate sweetness and floral aromatics that is characterized by notes of crisp, ripe fruits and a gentle effervescence. MARTINI wines can be paired with hors d’oeurves and party dishes and can also serve as the perfect gift for a co-worker, party hostess, friend or family member! • MARTINI Sparkling Rosé – Pair with delicately flavored fruits and cheeses. • MARTINI Prosecco – The invigorating acidity works well to sip alongside spicy chicken, pork or fish. • MARTINI Asti and Moscato d’Asti – The sweet taste of Asti and Moscato d’Asti is an ideal pairing to complement desserts. Cheers!

Price: $14.99 Visit the Website

Apothic Red Wine

Apothic Red ($14) is an intriguing, full-bodied red blend, perfect for those cold winter nights.

Description: This holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to something special without breaking the bank! Apothic Red wine ($14) is the perfect way to spice up a cold winter night. This bold and enticing blend of smooth Merlot, spicy Zinfandel and lush, dark Syrah is a great addition to any festive, holiday gathering or simply a romantic dinner for two.

Price: $14.00 Visit the Website

Colby Red

Colby Red

Description: Treasury Wine Estates, in conjunction with Daryl Groom, has just launched a new wine, Colby Red, just in time for American Heart Month in February! What’s unique about Colby Red is that it was inspired by, and named after, the son of notable Australian winemaker Daryl Groom. Colby Rex Groom was born with a “hole” in his heart, but is now living as a healthy, happy teen after several open heart surgeries. Combining his interest in winemaking with a desire to help others, Colby arrived at the idea of creating a wine specifically to generate donations to heart related charities – and Colby Red was born. The wine is expected to generate over $100,000 in donations to the American Heart Association. The 2009 Colby Red is a unique and flavorful cuvée of five varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Shiraz, Merlot and Petite Sirah. The wine, which retails for $12.99 at 4500 nationwide and is also available at a number of prestigious restaurants, has flavors of dark fruits accented by lovely spice notes.

Price: $12.99 Visit the Website

MARTINI Sparkling Wine Minis

MARTINI Sparkling Rose Minis

Description: MARTINI sparkling wine minis (187ml) are available in MARTINI Prosecco, Sparkling Rose, and Asti and are a great accessory to bring along to a holiday party or to give to your favorite holiday hostess. They also make great stocking suffers. Sold in 4-packs for only $14.99, the minis are ideal for any holiday budget. For holiday parties, they can be used in gift bags or as takeaways. They can even be used as a beautiful display or for placeholders at a holiday dinner table. • MARTINI Prosecco (dosage: 15 grams/liter, Frizzante), with its soft taste and light sparkle, is perfect for the chic holiday hostess. As an alternative to still wine, its lighter style and lower alcohol level make it an excellent wine to sip by the glass during holiday cocktail parties, or as an accompaniment to brunch, lunch or dinner. An alternative to champagne, its softer taste better complements a variety of foods, and its delicate bubbles are more subtle. • MARTINI Sparkling Rosé (dosage: 49 grams/liter) is soft pink hue captures attention, while its enticing aromas of citrus, elderflower and wild rose delight the senses. • MARTINI Asti (dosage: 90grams/liter) is a golden fully sparkling wine. It’s aromatic, fruitful and balanced make it a perfect addition to any holiday party. MARTINI Minis are a convenient and fabulous way to enhance any holiday celebration! To purchase online visit GothamWines.com.

Price: $12.99 to $14.99 Visit the Website

Pizzolato Fields Prosecco

Pizzolato Fields Prosecco

Description: Pizzolato Fields Prosecco is made in the Veneto region of Italy from 100% certified organically grown Prosecco Grapes. The grapes are handpicked and vinified using the Italian Charmat method, with temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and secondary fermentation in sealed tanks for 30 days. The wine’s color is pale straw-yellow with greenish tinges. The nose has a delicate, fruity, characteristic, and the taste is well-orchestrated, palatable and pleasant. Prosecco is ideal as an aperitif, dessert or holiday toast, with a snack, or served with cold first courses including seafood and light pasta dishes. It’s also a terrific mixer for special summer cocktails. This wine won a Gold Medal at the 2008 Denver International Wine Competition and was rated an 88 by Wine & Spirits magazine. Available throughout the Whole Foods network and other fine wine retailers across the country as well as online at www.ecovinewine.com.

Price: $11.99 to $12.99 Visit the Website

Biokult Grüner Veltliner

Biokult Grüner Veltliner

Description: Biokult Brand Grüner Veltliner is made with organically grown Grüner Veltliner grapes. The wine received a Silver Medal in Tastings.com World Wine Championship Awards, given a Best Buy rating with 87 points (Highly Recommended). Wine Enthusiast says: “This is all about fruit—fresh crisp citrus, lively acidity, just cushioned by a creamy, ripe texture. The flavors are vivid, clean, light and ready to drink now.” It’s slightly spicy notes pairs well with seafood and Asian cuisine. Available throughout the Whole Foods network and other fine wine retailers across the country as well as online at www.ecovinewine.com.

Price: $11.99 to $12.99 Visit the Website

Give Back This Holiday Season By Purchasing A Bottle Of Beringer Founders' Estate

Beringer Founders' Estate Chardonnay

Description: For each bottle of Beringer Founders' Estate sold during the months of November and December Beringer will donate $1 to help fight hunger nationwide under their Million Meals campaign. This holiday season help give back to those who need it. Beringer Founders’ Estate wines offer approachability, finesse and balance. Nine varietals are classically structured and pair well with a variety of foods. Sourced from vineyards in Central California along with select vineyards on the North Coast, the grapes reflect the diverse microclimates of each area producing a wonderful depth of flavor, elegance and intensity that make a perfect match with any dish you wish to create.

Price: $10.99 Visit the Website

Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee

Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee - a classic and crisp sparkling wine with hints of green apple and jasmine - an instant favorite at New Year's celebrations and a perfect hostess gift.

Description: Celebrate the holidays and ring in 2012 with a Champagne that tickles your toes and your nose! Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée features a sweet flavor profile that will delight your palate. With fruit-filled aromas and flavors, our most traditional, great-tasting Chardonnay Champagne will be an instant favorite for any occasion without breaking your budget. Enjoy alone or use to create a signature holiday cocktail.

Price: $10.00 Visit the Website

The Naked Grape Pinot Noir

The Naked Grape Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied, rich red wine with flavors of black cherry and blueberry. Pair with your favorite holiday meal or enjoy with someone special.

Description: This holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to something special without breaking the bank! Looking for a natural way to enjoy the holidays? The Naked Grape Pinot Noir ($9) is a fruit-forward, rich red wine with flavors of black cherry and blueberry – made using the best fruit found on the vine with 100% sustainable winery practices. Pair this with any holiday meal or simply enjoy with someone special.

Price: $9.00 Visit the Website

Mommy's Time Out Wine

The complete family of Mommy's Time Out Wine

Description: Mommy’s Time Out® Is the New Eggnog! What’s the busiest time of year for Mommy? Many agree it’s the holidays, with shopping, non-stop family visits, and keeping track of events. Mommy is usually the one in charge of cooking, cleaning, and entertaining. So, when does she get a break? This holiday season, instead of relaxing with a cup of eggnog or hot chocolate; give her a few peaceful moments with a glass of Mommy’s Time Out® wine. This inexpensive, tasty wine comes in two varieties. The first, a delicate and fruity Garganega / Pinot Grigio blend made from grapes harvested in the Delle Venezie region of northeastern Italy, has a fruity, smooth taste. The second variety, a Rosso Primitivo, is made from Primitivo grapes harvested in the Puglia region of Italy. This wine has fruity raspberry notes and a hint of spices. Both wines are fresh, fruity and well balanced. “The suggested retail price is $9.99 said Mike Cincotta, president of Selective Wine Estates, Inc. importers and brand owners of Mommy’s Time Out. He also notes that Mommy’s Time Out should be enjoyed responsibly by adults over the age of 21. “What better gift for Mom at the holidays than a much needed time out! It also makes a terrific stocking stuffer for Mom.” For more information on Mommy’s Time Out, please visit www.mommystimeoutwine.com. ### Mommy’s Time Out is a registered trademark of Selective Wine Estates, Inc.

Price: $8.99 to $9.99 Visit the Website

Top 10 Stupidest Gifts For 2011

Remote Control Air Swimming Shark- $42.99

Description: Crazy, wacky and full of fun… Stupid.com just released its Top 10 Stupidest Gifts for 2011. Pooping Reindeer Sweater- This takes ugly Christmas sweater to a whole new level. The red sweater features artful silhouettes of reindeer answering the call of nature. Giant Christmas Tree Hat- Why buy a tree when you can be the tree? This festive hat lights up and will surely get you noticed. Hanukkah Candy Canes- What is blue and white and Jew all over? Remote Control Air Swimming Shark- Just when you thought it was safe to get out of the water… this gigantic inflatable Jaws swims through the air. Dashboard Pole Dancer- This is no Hula Girl! The flirty, bikini-clad beauty swings and spins on her pole as you drive. Self-Stirring Mug- This electronic mug does the stirring for you with the press of a button. Obama’s Last Day Countdown Clock- Watch the days, hours and seconds tick down to the next Inauguration. Tick, Tock, Barack! Peeing Santa Liquor Dispenser- Your guests will giggle as you prepare their favorite mixed drink with a little help from Old Saint Nick. 2012 Doomsday Calendar- Zombie Attack, Universal Internet Failure or the Apocalypse, the predictions just keep rolling in. It’s the last calendar you’ll ever need! Make Your Own Money Kit- We can all use a little more dough! Create your own- dark, damp basement style.

Price: $7.49 to $42.99 Visit the Website

Q Tonic

4-Pack

Description: Q Tonic is dedicated to making the world’s best tonic water - a clean, crisp, completely ungeneric beverage that enhances the finest spirits or stands proudly on its own. We’ve used the best ingredients we could find. We went to the slopes of the Peruvian Andes for hand-picked quinine and to the Mexican countryside for organic agave, a sweetener better than honey with a gently rounded sweetness. We meticulously refined our recipe with both food scientists and mixologists. Then we worked with one of New York City’s best design shops to develop a bottle as beautiful as the liquid it holds. We think we’ve come up with a superior tonic water. One that’s good enough for the gin, vodka, or rum you’d choose to mix it with. And good enough to change the way you think about tonic water. Find us at: Amazon.com BevMo! Momofuko Co PDT - NYC Spec's Liquors Pricing: 4-pack of 8oz bottles are: $7.99 750ml is: $6.99

Price: $6.99 to $7.99 Visit the Website

Ravi Solution Wine Accessories

Ravi Instant Wine Refresher

Description: Ravi Solution: Wine Accessories As wine accessory specialists, each of Ravi Solutions’ product lines is designed to maximize drinking pleasure while offering sophisticated style and flawless performance. Ravi, The Instant Wine Refresher: The smallest and fastest wine chiller on the market today, this unique tool transforms room temperature white and red wine to cellar temperature in seconds, for a smoother taste and enhanced flavor. The wine chiller can also be used to chill spirits. $39.95 The Ravi Decanter: The unique, modular design of the Ravi Decanter makes it one of the most innovative and convenient tool of its kind – made of 2 detachable sections, it’s never been easier to clean and wipe the inside of a decanter. The devices neck can be replace with a ravi instant wine refresher allowing you to simultaneously aerate and cool your wine, so you can instantly serve it at the perfect temperature. $79.95 goCool Bag: Designed to keep wine cool on the go, the goCool Bag keeps your bottle cool and dry, no need to add ice or water. The flexible bag adapts to the shape of your bottle allowing you to serve your wine without removing the bottle from the bag! Available in yellow, blue, purple and transparent. $5.95 2 in 1 Vacuum Stopper: Preserve your wine in freshness AND flavor with the practical vacuum stopper. Compact and available in 5 colors, it's the perfect gift for your hosts. www.ravisolution.com

Price: $5.95 to $79.95 Visit the Website

Cocktails Without The Headache

Bytox Patch

Description: A great way to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ensuring that your dinner and parties are as care-free as possible – especially if you like to enjoy a cocktail or two! Bytox is a specially-formulated hangover remedy patch which effectively replenishes the vital levels of vitamins and nutrients your body loses when you consume alcohol. This innovative combination of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients help keep your body hydrated, which means you can enjoy a headache-free morning. The Bytox patch is comprised from a complex of B vitamins that are essential to helping your body function on a day-to-day basis. The Bytox patch is safe, natural and effective, which means your body will quickly replenish what’s lost during the consumption of alcohol. Please let me know if you’re interested in any additional information on the Bytox patch or you can visit www.bytox.com.

Price: $2.99 to $3.00 Visit the Website

Francis Ford Coppola Winery - 2011 Holiday Gift Season

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Claret Gift Set

Description: Francis Ford Coppola Winery presents the 2009 Diamond Claret for the 2011 Holiday Season. For a beautiful holiday gift set for wine lovers and party hosts, the ultra premium Claret, the signature red wine of the Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection, is a true gem that pleases all the senses. Layered with flavors of blackberry, cassis and roasted espresso, this wine is ready to be enjoyed right away with holiday roasts and festive savory treats but can also be given as a gift to be enjoyed on a future occasion. For the 2011 holiday season, the winery has released a limited edition gift box set. The smart, elegant gift box showcases the wine and special-edition decanter. Inside, the bottle’s European-style gold netting signifies the outstanding quality of the wine, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec grown on the Francis Ford Coppola Winery estate in the Alexander Valley. The label honors the first California Cabernet blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910.

Price: $0.00 to $44.99 Visit the Website

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