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Wines to Give … Your Most Special Someone

Unusual bottlings with great stories, selected by top sommeliers

Wines to Give … Your Most Special Someone
Say it with wine: The bottle you choose can send a message about romance or appeal to an interest in anything from history to the environment to helping others. (Aja Koska/Getty Images)
From the Dec 15, 2020, issue

How should we mark the holidays in this most confusing year? We posed that question to our sommelier friends in the restaurant industry for our “Bottles to Uncork, Bottles to Unwrap” feature in Wine Spectator‘s Dec. 15, 2020, issue.

Whether you are exchanging presents in-person with your nearest and dearest, or want to remind those you can’t be with how much you miss them, you can show your love in wine form. Here’s the advice drinks pros from Wine Spectator Restaurant Award–winning spots around the country gave us on bottles to gift to our closest family and longest-aged friends. From rare dessert wines to ancient cuvées, plus some accoutrements for true wine fanatics, here’s what they’ll be wrapping this holiday season.

Parind Vora

Wine Director, chef and owner
Lockhart Bistro, Lockhart, Texas
Award of Excellence

Hands-down, the pair of blends from Chêne Bleu: Héloïse and Abélard. Must give together as one of the world’s greatest love stories that is very well-reflected in the blends’ connections to their respective vineyards.

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Wines to Give … Your Most Special Someone