Holiday Party Wines
All of us wine folks have no problem breaking out that special bottle when we have friends over for dinner. Great wine tastes so much better when shared with great friends. During the holiday season, sharing wine with friends becomes a bit more complicated.
Rather than intimate dinners, the holiday season begs for large parties attended by dozens of people consuming a smorgasbord of food representing a broad range of types, quality, and sources. Serving a fine wine at such a freewheeling event almost guarantees that it will be lost in the chaos of the occasion. In addition, attendees vary in their interest and knowledge of wine. Some search for the correct vesicle to drink their Pinot Noir while others place a second ice cube in their glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
No matter where your guests sit along the continuum of wine interest, everyone deserves a great glass of wine. Rather than pull out a special bottle that may not be appreciated by everyone, choose a quality bottle of inexpensive wine that can be enjoyed by all types of wine consumers. Choices include well-made wines from less know wine regions such as Sicily in Italy, Roussillon in France, Priorat in Spain, and the Valle de Uco in Argentina. Look to choose a wine that provides upfront fruit flavors, a moderate alcohol level indicating balance, and soft tannins. These wines are easy to drink at a party and go pretty well with any food.
Introducing your guests to a well-made, easy to drink wine may start them on a path to become a wine lover. Hey, that’s not a bad gift to give them for the Holidays!
Barry P. Chaiken, Proprietor
Daybreak at the Ganges Print Sale
Chaiken Vineyards teamed up with Don Gurewitz Photography to produce limited edition labels for our Generaciones Corte 2010 wine, a unique blend of 51% Malbec, 28% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Syrah. “Daybreak at the Ganges“ represents the first in a series of labels that feature Don’s distinctive images.
From now through December 31, purchasers of any size print of “Daybreak at the Ganges” will receive a 50% discount off the regular print price plus a free bottle of Generaciones Corte 2010 adorned with the limited edition label shown here. To purchase one of these prints, please visit our eShop at Limited Editions or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your bottle of Generaciones Corte 2010 will automatically be shipped with your print.
Additional bottles of this special label edition of our Generaciones Corte 2010 are available at $29 per bottle and $348 per case of 12 bottles (includes free shipping). Just visit our eShop or contact us for ordering details – email@example.com.