Hearty red wines that pair with holiday dishesTheNewsTribune.comBarnard Griffin 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $35: Owner/winemaker Rob Griffin barrel-aged this malbec a little longer than usual, which allowed it to be more fully mature upon release. Aromas of dark chocolate, blueberry, poached plums, cherry cola ...and more »
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Photo: Jon Bonne / The Chronicle Dominus proprietor Christian Moueix prunes Cabernet vines in his vineyard in Yountville. Moueix also owns Chateau Petrus, source of arguably Bordeaux's most valuable wine.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) Photo: Russell Yip, The Chronicle Lo-Fi Cabernet Franc 2013 is seen on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.
Cabernet Shiraz India Cabernet lovers face contrasting vintages from this coast: the trials of cold 2011, not only in California but Washington, and the much friendlier 2012. Both brought their pleasures, and the top 2011s show the restraint with which Cabernet has struggled in the past two decades. These mark a return to classicism of sorts, with wines that highlight Cabernet’s best savory aspects. They are majestic, if too often majestically priced.
Globe Correspondent | Globe Staff Starting Jan. 1, out-of-state wineries can more easily ship wine directly to Mass. consumers.
Chenin Blanc Barry Chin/Globe Staff Former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who founded a small winery in 2007, last year lobbied the state Legislature to ease direct shipments.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) For decades, restrictive state laws here have made it nearly impossible to mail-order wine from other states. To get their favorite vintages, Miller and other Massachusetts grape geeks resorted to a variety of tricky workarounds, like shipping them to sympathetic friends in New Hampshire or hiring California “inter-shipping” companies to discreetly repackage the wine.
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Sauvignon Blanc Aspiring jazz saxophone students in L.A. have two popular current role models. Ben Wendel lived in L.A. and made Kneebody a thing before continuing his ascendant career in New York. Walter Smith III established himself as a next-generation version of Joshua Redman and Mark Turner before moving cross-country to L.A. The New York-Los Angeles commute is a popular one these days for jazz musicians, with former Angelenos Gerald Clayton (piano) and Dave Robaire (bass) home for the holidays. Our final New Yorker, all-star drummer Jeff Ballard, was just here with Brad Mehldau, and now he's back for more fun in the sun, down the coast from his native Santa Cruz.
Chenin Blanc Hollywood Club Crawl The fifth annual Hollywood Club Crawl is upon us in these waning days of the year, so pull yourself together and re-enter the sociological mainstream on Hollywood Boulevard tonight. Dress to impress — or depress, depending on either your couture or hauteur — and voyage with 50 to 100 other crawlers through four clubs within stumbling distance of one another over the space of one semi-magical night. Experience Couture, Boulevard3 and Playhouse — all with no waiting and no cover charge.
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Quick, while there's still a chill in the air, break out a big red for that big roast.
Rosé Hard-core vegetarians and vegans look away, please. We're talking red wines with the heft and character to show off the gargantuan roast beef or pork loin meat lovers hope to attack over the holidays. And by that we mean the extended holidays, i.e., the dinner parties that stretch on through January and February when we Angelenos get our small measure of chill in the air.
Sauvignon Blanc These reds don't necessarily show their best in warm weather, so if you've got a big Barolo or Bordeaux or Syrah stashed away for drinking, now's the time. The winter solstice has come and gone and days are getting longer. And that means summer is lurking around the corner. Drink up.
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