Sip, Savor and Spread Holiday Cheer

| December 1, 2013

By Maureen Rooney
Siesta Key Wines
5238c Ocean Blvd,
Siesta Key Village skwines2

‘Tis the season for celebrating with family and friends and sharing great holiday wines! Wine has traditionally been used for gifts of welcome and always spreads holiday cheer. Consider surprising your connoisseur with an impressive Napa Cabernet Sauvignon like the 2007 Trinitas this holiday season. This wine has just been released after being cellared for six years allowing it to be ready for drinking now. This cab has bold flavors of black cherry and dark berries and is a perfect choice when serving prime rib or a filet.

Prefer a winter white? Napa offers another impressive wine, Matera Chardonnay. Matera is a round wine but delicate enough to complement turkey or duck without a heavy oak presence.  Pairing these two Napa wines make a great holiday gift.

Wine gift baskets are always a delight to give and receive.  A bottle of Red and White Bordeaux, along with Gourmet Roasted Red Pepper Dip or Cheesy Bacon Dip, and a few special goodies will charm any hostess or impress the in-laws!

skwines1Having a wide selection of wines on hand during the holiday season will make last minute gift giving a breeze. Look for a variety of unique and interesting wines which will intrigue any wine lover. Garnache, Malbec, Petit Syrah, Petit Verdot and Carmenere, to name a few, would be a nice addition to anyone’s cellar. These wines are quite pleasing to many palates, although many people never give them a try.

Don’t forget to keep Champagne or a Sparkling Brut on hand for those holiday parties and surprise visitors. Add a kick to your favorite Sparkler with equal parts Champagne and cranberry juice.  Float a couple of fresh cranberries in your flute and top it off with a sprig of mint for a fast and festive holiday treat.

Stop by Siesta Key Wines in the village for a unique selection of holiday wines! Cheers!

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