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Dec 23, 2017

In this solo podcast, I give you a bunch of ideas to make gift giving and holiday pairing easy!

Here are the show notes:

1. First I talk about potential all-purpose wines that will work for a lot of different holiday foods:

The reds:

  • Sonoma, California Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chilean Syrah
  • Côtes-du-Rhône (or Gigondas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • Bordeaux -- specifically Merlot-based, and look for the Cru Bourgeois label

The whites:

  • Santa Barbara, California Chardonnay
  • South African or New Zealand Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc from South Africa or Loire
  • White Rhône blends from California or Rhône

Rhône producers I mentioned: E. Guigal, Chapoutier


2. Then I gift some questions to ask before buying wine as a gift for someone:

  • What do they usually drink?
  • What do they eat?
  • What kind of person are they -- adventuresome or less so?

3. Finally I hit on gift ideas:


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Happy Holidays! Thank you for listening and for you being such an awesome audience!