With so many great wines to choose from, you won't ever have to walk into a holiday party empty-handed. By: Peter Hellman
Photo: Randy Mayor
- Woodbridge Brut NV ($10) This crisp, tart-sweet sparkler provides an instant upgrade for munchies like buffalo wings or chips for the sports fan.
- Paringa Shiraz 2008, South Australia ($10) A full-throttled over-performer, perfect for the wine lover who likes big reds.
- Bonizio Sangiovese di Maremma 2008 ($9) A cherry-scented, nimble-in-the-glass sangiovese; a pure sampling of Tuscany's signature grape to please the pasta lover on your list.