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Holiday Spirits: Oakton Wine Shop Recommends ...

Bryan Gauthier offers his expertise on great wines to complement your festive meal

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season hits its peak with last-minute preparations today and Saturday, we thought we'd help you scratch off one thing from your shopping list: wine.

Bryan Gauthier, owner of , has provided a helpful list of wines likely to complement a festive feast.

Whites:

  • Jermann Sauvignon Blanc: Reg. Price $25.99/Sale Price $19.59; Clean and fresh tropical fruit flavors
  • Bzikot Bourgogne Blanc: Reg. Price $24.99; Rich apple and pear fruit flavors
  • St Innocent Chardonnay: Reg. Price $26.99; Creamy and elegant with a nice dose of apple fruit

Reds:

  • Pradomayor by Zubiola: Reg. Price $17.99; Big Bold red perfect for steak and red meats
  • BR Cohn Silver Label Cabernet: Reg. Price $19.99; Classic California Cabernet dark fruits, chocolate and nicely integrated tannins
  • Elyse Zinfandel: Reg Price $38.99/Special Price $33.59; Rich blueberry fruit and great structure

Brews:

  • Anchor Christmas Ale: $12.99 per six pack; Rich and nice hops on this medium to full-bodied brew with a nice aroma of fresh pine
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration: $10.99 per six pack; Medium-bodied and a good dose of hops with a nice spice flavors that remind you of scents of the holidays! 

Gifts or Special Bottles for the hard-to-buy-for wine lover:

  • Corsendonk Christmas Ale Gift Set with Glass: $18.99
  • Ch. Ste Michelle Artist Series Meritage Gift Set 3 bottles: Reg. Price $180/Special Price $135.99

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