Bremer’s 2017 Holiday Staff Picks

Looking for the perfect wine to serve at your holiday dinners? Or maybe you’re looking for a hostess gift or something for the wine-lover in your life. Even if you’re just looking for a nice wine to enjoy while you wrap presents, we’ve got the perfect picks for you!

A to Z Wineworks Chardonnay
Enjoy with a piece of apple pie or with your lobster or crab at Christmas Eve dinner.
The 2015 A to Z Chardonnay has primary aromas of tangerines, lemon curd, white flowers, apricots, lime zest, kumquats, honeydew and wet stones. As the wine opens, aromas evolve to include beeswax, nutmeg and honey over time. A juicy and succulent attack has floral and citrus flavors while the mid-palate mirrors the aromatics with a burst of flavors offering tremendous depth balanced by perfect acidity and concentration

Domaine des Trois Versants Muscadet
Pairs well with shellfish, making it the perfect wine for your Italian Christmas Eve feast of 7 fishes.
The Domaine des 3 Versants Muscadet offers crisp, lively citrus and mineral flavors and a bouquet reminiscent of the sea.

Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling
The perfect wine for Thanksgiving dinner or a Christmas Ham.
This entry-level Loosen Bros. Riesling embodies the elegant and racy characteristics of steep, slate-soil Mosel vineyards at a very reasonable price. It is a bright, vibrant, fruit-driven wine made with grapes from contracted growers throughout the Mosel River valley who work very closely with brothers Ernst and Thomas Loosen to achieve excellent quality and superb concentration in every vintage.

Meiomi Pinot Noir
Goes great with turkey, or a great gift for the red wine lover on your list.
Meiomi is a high style Pinot Noir that is shaped, more than anything else, by the fruit sources that lay the foundation of the blend. A pure bred enjoyment wine, built to accommodate any pairing from food to friends. Unifying California’s most noteworthy coastal areas opens the door for a dynamic and opulent wine that is ready to enjoy whenever you are.

Ménage à Trois Decadence Cabernet Sauvignon
A decedent new Cabernet that is the perfect hostess gift to bring to any holiday gathering or treat yourself and enjoy a glass while wrapping presents!
Welcome to the world of Ménage à Trois Decadence. Here, inhibitions disappear as we indulge your passions and arouse your senses with kisses of exotic dark chocolate and the flavors and aromas of goose-bump-giving black cherry and blackberry. Then, they all mingle with lavish vanilla spice on your palate before climaxing into a smooth, exquisite finish — leaving you forever wanting more. So, we ask again, dare you desire Decadence?

Mulderbosch Faithful Hound
A great gift for the dry red wine lover on your list.
The wine’s appearance is marked by a vibrant, dense and purple hue. The nose exhibits berry fruit aromas of mulberries and blueberries, subtly framed by vanilla spice and earthy notes. Gentle structure and finesse combine to make the 2014 so attractive. It has good weight and richness, with layers of flavor, yet there is a really classic element to the fine grained tannins, providing a moreish, savory finish.

Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay
Pairs well with seafood on Christmas Eve or with pasta and cheese sauce on Christmas Day.
446 Chardonnay exhibits appealing aromas of ripe pear, pineapple and melon. Medium-bodied with a creamy mid-palate, this delightful wine offers flavors of peach and coconut, with hints of lemon and toasty vanilla spice.

Pacificana Chardonnay
A new Chardonnay that is the perfect gift for the dry white wine lover on your list.
Pacificana showcases classic California styles for a new generation of wine enthusiasts. It embodies the bold, pioneering spirit of the California landscape and those who call it home. 100% barrel fermented, this 2016 Chardonnay balances between oaky, buttery richness and fruity crispness.

Ruffino Prosecco
Pairs well with fish for Christmas Eve dinners or perfect to pop open on Christmas Morning for Mimosas or for your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Ruffino Prosecco is fruity and fragrant with clean notes of citrus, pears and apples along with slight hints of hawthorn, wisteria and elder. Fine bubbles caress the palate, while intense flavors of apples and peaches give the wine a pleasing finish. Enjoy Ruffino Prosecco on its own or mix it into a favorite cocktail. It’s also delicious served with pizza, fish, shellfish, or white meat dishes

The Opportunist Shiraz
Pairs perfectly with a Christmas ham.
An aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, peppermint, liquorice and subtle pepper. Thick and smooth with good balanced fruit weight.

Warre’s Warrior Finest Reserve Port
The perfect gift for the Port-lover in your life. Or, the perfect treat after any holiday dinner!
Warrior is the oldest brand of Port in the world, having been shipped continuously since the 1750’s. The name Warrior was branded on the casks of Warre’s finest Reserve Ports since the earliest days of the firm. The traditional style has been maintained over the years and it is today a classic full-bodied wine with wonderful richness and balance. Warrior is drawn from Quinta da Cavadinha and Quinta do Retiro, Warre’s finest quintas in the Pinhão and Rio Torto valleys that produce Warre’s classic Vintage Ports. Warre’s Warrior is delicious served at the end of a meal, with chocolate, chocolate desserts, as well as strong cheeses and nuts.