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
- Craggy Range 2008, Te Muna Road ($30) Pinot noir from New Zealand is trendy, and this one is at its plummy, velvety apogee. Sure to seduce any red Burgundy fan.
- Dr. Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese 2006 (quarter bottle, $23) if bees made wine, this would be it. For connoisseurs.
- Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc 2005 ($35) Brodeaux at its best still sets the standard for some fans, and they will find their views confirmed by this balanced, refined, impeccable example.