With so many great wines to choose from, you won't ever have to walk into a holiday party empty-handed. By: Peter Hellman
$20 or Less
- Yarden Viognier, Galilee, 2007 ($16) Take this spiced-peachy kosher white to a Hanukkah party. It's perfect with potato latkes.
- Château Doisy-Védrines Sauternes 2004, ($20 per half bottle) Introduce a sweet tooth to dessert wine. Knife-edged acidity cuts through glazed-apricot yumminess.
- Humanitas El Dorado County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ($20) Get this one for someone who buys fair-trade foods. A lithe red from a Napa winery that donates all profits to food banks and other local charities. (Order at humanitaswines.com.)