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Picks for Every Palate

Looking for just the right wine this holiday season? Here are a few favorites for any occasion. 

A great wine for parties, the 2017 Chenin Blanc + Viogner from pine Ridge is a refreshing choice for guests seeking an alternative to Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Grab a bottle for your party for $16.

Chamisal Vineyards’ 2016 stainless Chardonnay is from California’s central coast and offers opulence and a creamy texture. Grab a bottle for $18 at their San Luis Obispo tasting room or visit www.chamisalvineyards.com.

The perfect wine for versatility and any celebration this season, Malene Wines’ 2017 Provencal-style Rosé hits the mark at $22 per bottle.

For the wine collector or that special client, Pine Ridge Winery’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley is decadent, robust and distinctive. From $64 to $189, this Cab can be yours. Visit www.pineridgevineyards.com for more info.

Holidays Cocktails with a California Twist

Looking for a light, refreshing holiday cocktail to serve guests? Try Jardesca California Aperitiva, handcrafted in Sonoma and created to offer a light California alternative to European aperitifs. Jardesca is made with natural ingredients with no artificial flavors or colors. The botanicals in Jardesca are infused into a fine grape spirit, then redistilled to capture only their vibrant essence.

Jardesca White Aperitiva has the heart of Viognier and botanicals such as pink peppercorn, bay leaf and pink grapefruit. Jardesca is light and naturally low in calories—99 calories per three-ounce serving. And Jardesca holiday cocktails are easy to make.

Jardesca Holiday Spritz

3 oz. Jardesca White Aperitiva
2 oz. Prosecco or Sparkling Wine
1 small spoonful pomegranate juice (seeds optional)
Serve over ice and garnish with a rosemary sprig.


Jardesca also offers a red aperitiva. For more information, visit www.jardesca.com.

Pinot Pop Top

In 2002, Francis Ford Coppola Winery released their first canned wine, and in the years since, it has grown to become a vino phenomenon. Now, the winery introduces their first release of canned red wine with their 2017 Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir from grapes sourced from Monterey County. Enjoy an aromatic profile of fresh red fruits, with hints of raspberry and strawberry and followed by a mellow impression of sweetness. Grab your 4-pack for around $24 or visit www.thefamilycoppola.com

 

 

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