Entertaining With Wine

Cocktails and Conversation

Cocktails and conversation go hand in hand, particularly when that cocktail is wine. Holiday parties are the perfect opportunity to try something new, or to introduce one of your favorites to your friends. With a little preparation, serving wine for cocktail hour can be elegant and entertaining.

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Dr. Konstantin Frank 2016 Finger Lakes Semi-Dry Riesling
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2016 Finger Lakes Semi-Dry Riesling

A crisp, semi-dry Riesling with a nose of orange blossom, lavender and pear. The vibrant mouth feel of this wine reveals flavors of apple, peach, mandarin oranges and leads into a zesty fruit finish.

Pair With: Spicy Food, Thai, Indian

Regular: $19.99 Special: $15.99 Net

Domaine Drouhin 2016
Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Domaine Drouhin 2016 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

This elegant pinot has a fragrant nose of black cherries and berries, orange peel, spices and a hint of sweet oak. Flavors of red plum and cassis mingle with a savory trio of white pepper, forest floor and sassafras.

Pair With: Everything- Very Versatile

Regular: $43.99 Special: $37.99 Net

Duckhorn-2018-Napa-Valley-Sauvignon-Blanc
Duckhorn 2018 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Duckhorn's vibrant Sauvignon Blanc has enticing aromas of lemongrass, lychee, and melon. On the juicy palate, a subtle viscosity is perfectly balanced by refreshing acidity that drives the wine to a bright, zesty finish.

Pair With: Goat Cheese, Oysters

Regular: $29.99 Special: $24.99 Net

Duckhorn 2016
Napa Valley Merlot
Duckhorn 2016 Napa Valley Merlot

This Merlot boasts aromas of fresh raspberry, vanilla and licorice. Flavors of luxurious red-fruit flavors are supported by silky tannins and a bright, mouthwatering acidity that carries the wine to a lingering finish.

Pair With: Paté, Charcuterie

Regular: $53.99 Special: $48.99 Net


Dinner Wines: #PerfectPairings

Serving wine with dinner is a most excellent way to enhance any meal experience. Selecting the right wine to pair with your fare is key, which is why we include pairing suggestions with these featured dinner wines. When food and the right wine are matched, flavor intensifies and memories are made. We recommend offering both a white and red for dinner, so that there is something for everyone's palate.

Vine Cliff 2017 Los Carneros
Chardonnay
Vine Cliff 2017 Los Carneros Chardonnay

This lovely chardonnay opens with inviting notes of Meyer lemon, mandarin orange and Jasmin. The body of this wine strikes a wonderful balance between fruit and oak with a crisp, mineral finish.

Pair With: Poultry, Fish, Risotto

Regular: $44.99 Special: $34.99 Net

Domaine Drouhin 2016
Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Domaine de l'Amauve 2016 Seguret Côtes du Rhône Villages Reserve

85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. Domaine de la Ronciere's red Châteauneuf-du-Pape suggests floral aromas highlighting the blackberry, clove, licorice, black olive and black pepper notes.

Pair With: Duck, Goose, Lamb

Regular: $24.99 Special: $19.99 Net

Bella Union 2016
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bella Union 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, rounded out with Malbec, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, this wine is luscious and concentrated. Bright aromatics belie the deep flavor of intense berry, oak, vanilla and baking spice flavors.

We Recommend Decanting

Pair With: Steak, Lamb, Portobellos

Regular: $84.99 Special: $69.99 Net

Stag's Leap 2017
Napa Valley Chardonnay
Stag's Leap 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay

With well integrated vanilla oak notes, a subtle almond undertone and a flinty minerality on the finish, this wine is generous in style. With the balance of acidity comes a Chardonnay of lovely complexity and depth.

Pair With: Poultry, Fish, Risotto

Regular: $26.99 Special: $23.99 Net


Dessert Wines: Sipping Brandy

The classic way to enjoy a well-aged brandy is in a brandy snifter at room temperature. The drinker then holds the bowl of the snifter in the palm of their hand to gently warm the brandy and release all the aromas. Brandies are typically served in this fashion as an after dinner drink.

Bas-Armagnac Delord XO Brandy
Bas-Armagnac Delord XO Brandy

Prosper Delord began his brandy company in 1893, and today they still make brandy the same way they have for over 100 years. This eaux-de-vies takes on color and a rich, robust palate of aromas and flavors after years of sleeping in barrels. Aged a minimum of 15 years, the Bas-Armagnac Delord XO brandy a famously smooth and rich.

Pair With: Strong Cheese, Chocolate

Regularly: $57.99 Special: $49.99 Net

Camus Very Special Brandy
Camus Very Special Brandy

Driven by passion and dedication of people who strive to create products of the highest quality and splendor, Camus Very Special is distilled with lees and aged only in fine grain French oak small barrels. It boasts an extremely high concentration in esters, resulting in intense flavors of fruits and subtle spices. Perfect for mixing up a cocktail or two!

Pair With: Strong Cheese, Chocolate

Special: $33.99

Prices Effective Through Jan 1, 2020