Host's Guide Holiday 2011: 100 Wines
"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." Despite his reputation for fast living, the man who became famous for breaking the bank at Monte Carlo, steel magnate Charles M. Schwab, probably did not realize that his often-quoted analogy applies to wine as well. Just as certain flowers exude their signature scent, so do some special wines reveal consistent personalities, though the particulars of taste and texture may vary slightly from vintage to vintage. Château Latour is always Château Latour, and Krug is always Krug. Those of us who journey through the colorful world of the grape encounter many different characters, but with certain labels, as with certain people, we form a lasting bond.
During the holiday season, we share these special bonds every time we entertain, introducing one friend or colleague to another—and, at the same time, acquainting all of the people in our lives with the wines that best suit their personal tastes. With this in mind, we have assembled an impressive and varied array of vinous individuals with very different personality profiles—from subtle and soft to bold and aggressive—in effort to help you find the perfect match for every palate on your list.
Napa’s oldest continuously operating winery, Beringer, was founded in 1876 by brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer, who emigrated from Germany in pursuit of the American Dream. Listed on the National ... More
Developed by Harlan Estate proprietor Bill Harlan, Bond Estates is a winery specializing in single-vineyard expressions of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon from five unique properties in the Napa Valley. Located in ... More
Esteemed négociant Bouchard produces examples of Pinot Noir from Burgundy’s famed Côte de Nuits that possess an almost magical silkiness and exude exotic spice, fragrant dried herbs, and sweet ripe ... More
Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton both produce well-known wines under their individual brands (Clifton under Palmina, Brewer under Diatom), but their collaborative effort, Brewer-Clifton, remains one of the most sought-after ... More
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