November 14, 2007

Cheap Fun Wines Holiday Gift Guide 2007

With vacations, family dinners, parties and endless gift giving on the horizon it's time to look at all the possibilities wine creates on the holidays. No other time of the year lends itself so completely to wine. cheapfun_gg.jpgAs the toasts fly, beer and J├Ągermeister just don't cut it. How can you drink Nanna's health with a shot? And I think it's only in my family that a bottle of Jameson's is brought to dinner parties. Every time you show up at someone's house this holiday season, you should have a bottle of wine in a gift bag, or adorned with a bow.

The CFW crew has spent the last year looking for great wines and great wine accessories. This guide puts them all together to streamline your shopping experience. All of this stuff has been tested by, or on, the interns and has passed with flying colors. Remember folks, this is just the first installment, more great wine gift ideas will be added as we get closer to happy time. So folks, let's get buying and let's get drinking with a little homage to Billy Joel!

Featured Items:
Good Wines for about $7-$8
You're going to a lot of dinner parties. A bottle is expected and this list will save you wallet.

A bottle of Red . . .
San Gervasio Manubles - Vino de Mesa
This table win is perfect for a holiday spread.

Barone Cornacchia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
A hearty red for a private toast by the fire.

Terraza de los Andes Reserva Malbec
If you're having any roast, or a nice ham, this spicy Malbec will be perfect.

Bootleg 2003 Grand Tuscan
A bit pricier, but perfect if you're visiting someone you actually enjoy spending time with.

2005 The Catch Pinot Noir
Have a sports fan on your gift list? Give the wine produced by 49er Dwight Clark.

. . . bottle of White . . .

Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2002
White wines can be enjoyed in cold weather. Try this great German wine with some fattening sweets.

Sonoma-Cutrer 2005 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
The ever popular Chardonnay will always be welcome.

. . . it all depends upon your appetite (accessories doesn't rhyme). . .
Wine USB Drive
For the true wine geek in all of us.

Botas-Wine Carrier
Is there a camper or hiker in the family? A great bottle and a Bota to carry it in is perfect.

The Wine Master
Anyone how thinks they know everything about wine should get this as a stocking stuffer.

Brass Knuckles Wine Opener
Nothing says 'peace on Earth' like a cork screw that can be used as a weapon.

Screwpull Champagne Cork Catcher

Save your New Year's party a few black eyes with this ingenious invention for champagne.

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Posted by Conor Hanover at November 14, 2007 1:00 PM
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