Are you Ready?

too busy

I almost pulled one of these today.  I am so far behind getting ready for Christmas, I think I’m in the front of the line.  I was saying to someone at work the other day, normally I’m all done by December 1st, so that the only stores I have to go into is the grocery store and the wine store.  Not this year.  Not even half way there.  How about you?  Are you ready?

naughty or nice

I was reading an article the other day about easing some of the pressures of the holiday season.  One of the things it mentioned, was creating a list and sticking to it … here’s what my list looks like.

* Merlot

* Cabernet Sauvignon

* Pinot Noir

* Chardonnay

All i Want

 

Only kidding….

But I’m hoping this helps with the wine lover on your list.

For that sporty person your list – try a Sauvignon Blanc.. like the Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Saint Clair label

This is one of my favorites from New Zealand.  It’s crisp and vibrant and is a perfect match for the sporty person on your list.

Do you have an adventuresome person on your list?  Try a Cabernet Sauvignon… I tried a brand new one last night, and it was awesome.  I’m all about trying new wines, and so will that adventuresome person on your list.

libery school cabernet sauvignon

I talked about the Liberty School Chardonnay a few weeks back and last night had the Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was delicious.  Rich and dark with hints of vanilla.  Reasonably priced and delicious, that will help ease the financial stresses of Christmas.

For that extra sweet person on your list…. Riesling of course!

Wakefield Riesling

This is my new favorite, Wakefield Riesling out of Australia.  My friend Anthony loves the Wakefield Shiraz and I wrote about that not too long ago.  Well the sweet sister in the family is this Riesling.  Tropical fruit with some citrus, this wine is elegant and will make a great gift.  And it won’t break the bank either.  Very important this time of year.

Down to Earth?  Why Merlot, thank you.  And if you’re a regular reader, you know we have discovered some beauties recently.

Candor MerlotGrant Burge label

So many good Merlot wines, so little time.  Here’s two of my favorites, the Candor Merlot and the Grant Burge Hillcott Merlot.   Again, rich dark fruit, plums, earthiness and a hint of wood.

And finally for that fun-loving sunny personality?  Pinot Gris!

Howard Soon 039 & DarleneSandhill Pinot Gris

And for that fun-loving sunny personality, you should try the Sandhill Pinot Gris, if you haven’t already.  It’s made by winemaker Howard Soon who is as fun-loving as they come, with the most bright sunny personality, as evident as this picture of him when I got to meet him.

Well that’s it for this week, this blog was fun to write.  And with all the hecticness of this holiday season,  (my speller is telling me hecticness is not a real word – but I’m sticking with it anyway) I hope you make some time to relax and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, whatever that may be.

Till next week, Cheers

Darlene

 

 

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