C hristmas shopping just got much easier. Wine drinkers always appreciate a brilliant bottle tied with a bow. For a little gifting inspo, here’s the inside scoop on what to give the host, your bestie and your boss this holiday season, as well as your secret Santa recipient, your good neighbour and your spouse. After all, it’s one thing to select a bottle for an occasion, but when you put a name tag on it, you get personal. Of course, all these wines would also stuff your own stocking in one fell swoop, in case you’re curious. You know you deserve it. Santa says so. Finding the Perfect Gift

The Host & Californian Cabernet If there’s one wine that’s a hands-down crowd‑pleaser, it’s Californian Cabernet. Its velvety folds of cassis-scented fruit elicit sighs of pleasure from everyone, from the new wine drinker to the seasoned aficionado. Choose a bottle that’s a textbook version of a style by a trusted producer, and you’ll nail that gift. A smart choice is the Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon from the sunny state. This red wine floods in with palate-drenching goodness, spiralling with allusions of black and red berry fruit, vanilla, cedar and baking spices. The mouthfeel is lush but not heavy, and the finish lingers. This wine is a good buy.

for your Bestie


Your Bestie & Chablis Your best friend deserves quality wine. After all, they’re your bestie for a reason: they’re amazing. So, give them a bottle they can count on. A bottle that’s always excellent, versatile and totally upscale, because you just know they deserve it. Gift them a bottle of Chablis, such as La Chablisienne la Pierrelée Chablis from Burgundy, France. This wine, with its clean, cool fragrance of lemon zest and wet stone, tastes luminescent and smooth. And it’s subtle and elegant, just like your bestie. This Chablis is a no-brainer.

for the Host



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