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Wine Snob Picks For The Holiday Season

December 9, 2011

** Recommended for readers 21 and over.

Whether for Holiday feasts, small shindigs or just kicking back at home with your loved one – there are some fabulous ways for you to enjoy your wine this season. These picks are sure not to only have wine snobs raise their eyebrows, but may suddenly make you want to become one.

Clos du Bois for Banana Republic

The limited-edition holiday bottles feature hand-sketched labels by Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen, which adorn bottles of the Clos du Bois 2010 North Coast Chardonnay ($16.99) and Clos du Bois 2008 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($18.99).  The back label includes a special QR code, which allows for streaming of a custom party soundtrack, access to style tips from Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen and exclusive wine pairing and entertaining tips from Clos du Bois winemaker, Gary Sitton and Clos du Bois ambassador Katie Lee.

The Spiegelau Hybrid wine glass collection ($29.90 for a set of two) 

Available in four shapes Bordeaux, Burgundy, White Wine and Champagne that maximize the wine’s surface to air ratio with its striking angled shape. The design allows aeration within the glass thus releasing hidden aromatics and flavors for the most pleasurable imbibing experience. riedelwebstore.com

The Siena Decanter

With its extravagant shape, the Siena Decanter ($99) ensures that the wine is very well swirled when being poured, guaranteeing perfect aeration. The generous surface area of the decanter means that the wine has plenty of space to breathe.

Wine Straws

The first and only straws designed specifically for wine.  Chic, innovative and a cost-effective solution, WineStraws allow wine lovers to continue to enjoy drinking red wine without sacrificing quality and taste all while preventing temporary and permanent wine stains that can compromise the most discerning woman’s smile!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Ayanna permalink
    December 12, 2011 2:07 pm

    Wow, fabulous!

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