Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Glamorous Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here again and I'm here and happy to offer my assistance. I've pulled together a lovely little Gift Guide full of Glamorous and downright delicious gift recommendations for your loved ones or maybe a little something to gift yourself!

For the Oenophile:

Master Sommelier Andrea Immer has created a simplified solution to the somewhat frustrating question, "What glass do I use with which wine?" Her answer... The One. Through extensive testing and comparing of grape-specific shapes she created an ideal glass ( One for sparkling/white wine, One for Red ) that optimizes these shapes plus they are break resistant, dishwasher safe and better yet, available on Amazon Prime.

Of course the next question would be ...What do I fill The One glass with?

Sonoma's Buena Vista Winery, credited with being the first in the U.S. to introduce Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine making, has an exciting new offering. They now are making a Champagne themselves and sourcing their fruit from the Grand Cru villages of Ambonnay, Bouzy and Louvois. La Victoire Brut Champagne with its notes of lime blossom, brioche and honey would be the perfect companion to lobster or as an impressive gift for the Champagne lover in your life.

Prefer a red to keep you cozy and warm? Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Valley in France and the holidays go hand and hand offering notes of juniper, rich baking spices, cassis and black raspberries. Paul Autard's Cote Ronde is a wonderful option and their 2012 ( fantastic vintage ) is   available on

For the Gourmand:

Jean-Charles Boisset, an ultimate lover of luxury has done it again now offering one time Fromage ( cheese ) and Caviar Gift Boxes or annual Fromage, Caviar and Gourmand memberships. The Fromage Gift Box offers 3-4 cheese hand selected by their cheese monger and the Caviar Gift Box offers 2 ( 1 oz ) selections such as Petrossian in a beautiful black insulted box.

Sugarfina, candy for adults, offers the ultimate in decadent treats such as Champagne gummy bears made of Dom Perignon, gummy roses made with Whispering Angel Rose and Simgle Malt Scotch Cordials all packaged in sleek little cubes for perfect stocking stuffers.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!