The 12 Gifts of Christmas

December 6, 2016

Christmas comes at the same time every year without fail. Even with this advance warning, however, par for the course for most of us elves is to wait last minute and scurry around to get a token gift for those who truly help make our life easier all year long.

While the holiday season is prime time to give back to such superstars in our lives, it is important not to bust your budget by giving too much or feeling obligated to tip unnecessarily.

Problem solved with this list of favorite gift worthy bottles for those special people you want to recognize as suggested by the Sommelier Team at Épernay Wine & Spirits.

BONUS: Buy one bottle of each of these dozen wines listed below and get an additional +10% case discount! What this means for you -> a bigger bang for your holiday buck (and we promise not to tell anyone if you decide to keep a bottle or two from this mixed case for yourself). 🙂

SPECIAL PRICE: $320 (ÉPERNAY RETAIL PRICE: $400, savings of 20%)

EXPERIENCE “The 12 Gifts of Christmas” HERE

~ Valid through December 13, 2016 ~

Pio Cesare Cortese di GaviDog Sitter: Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi 2015 – $26

The producer’s name sounds a little bit like Cesar and comes from the Piedmont region near Milan – all the more reason to gift your personal Dog Whisperer with this lovely dry white wine for their holiday cheer.


Sinskey POV Red BlendBeautician: Robert Sinskey Vineyards “POV” Napa Valley Red Blend 2012 – $46

This calls for something big and bold like your hairdresser’s personality! For less than the cost of most haircuts, this ‘Point of View’ Right Bank style red blend will make a lasting impression with the person who tames your tresses.

Patricia Green Pinot Noir "Ribbon Ridge"Landscaper: Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir “Estate” Ribbon Ridge 2013 – $39

This delicious Oregon Pinot Noir showcases the distinct characteristics of the site and vintage it comes from, just the same as your gardener does for your lawn each year.


Grand Listrac Listrac-Medoc BordeauxProperty Manager: Grand Listrac, Listrac-Médoc 2011 – $29

This superb Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend made from the best vineyards of this underdog region of Bordeaux is a perfect choice for the person behind the scenes who gets it done for you to maintain your very own Château.


Domaine Camu Bourgogne BlancYour Secret Santa Co-Worker: Domaine Camu Bourgogne Blanc 2015 – $25

If you think this top quality Chardonnay from France sounds (and looks) impressive, wait until your gift recipient tries it and is thanking you well into the New Year.


Champy Sparkling Wine Sonoma CountyChild Care Provider: Champy Sparkling Brut Sonoma County NV – $25

While kids can spontaneously transform an ordinary moment into an extraordinary one, so can the celebratory spirit that is found in this sparkling wine from California.


Nicolas Joly Savennieres "Les Vieux Clos"Mechanic: Nicholas Joly Savennieres “Les Vieux Clos” 2014 – $42

Give the guy that keeps your car running and on the road this 100% Chenin Blanc from France that will make him think and ponder as he sips it by the fire late night.


Grey's Peak Sauvignon Blanc WaiparaTherapist: Grey’s Peak Sauvignon Blanc Waipara 2015 – $27

For the person who helps to make your grey skies blue, this dynamic dry, crisp white from New Zealand will be a perfect treat with Nantucket Bay Scallops this winter.


Cantina del Pino BarbarescoHousekeeper: Cantina del Pino Barbaresco 2011 – $42

This Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy, has a delicate perfume, yet ripe structure, that is just perfect for the Queen of domestic duties and more.



Christian Moreau ChablisYoga Instructor: Christian Moreau Chablis 2014 – $32

This versatile, affordable village level Chablis from the jolly old patriarch of the region himself will have your yoga teacher flipping their dog and doing headstands for days.


Roederer Estate Brut RoséMassage Therapist: Roederer Estate Brut Rosé Anderson Valley NV – $35

Giving the gift of sparkling wine to the hands that keep your muscles in tune is like music to their ears with the pop and fizz of a good bubbly for New Year’s Eve.


The Chocolate Block Red BlendYour Favorite Barista/Bartender/Server: Boekenhoutskloof “The Chocolate Block” Red Blend Western Cape 2014 – $32

Maybe somewhat hard to pronounce, but easy to love, this wine is a great conversation piece to gift to your favorite food or beverage provider who remembers you by name, always has your drink or table ready and feels like part of the family.

SIDE NOTE: The Sommelier Elves at Épernay Wine & Spirits also offer gift wrapping for these or any other in-store holiday purchases free of charge. This also includes a small card for you to include a couple sentences in a hand-written note to specify what you appreciate about the gift recipient and the services they provide for you. Cheers to that!

SPECIAL PRICE: $320 (ÉPERNAY RETAIL PRICE: $400, savings of 20%)

EXPERIENCE “The 12 Gifts of Christmas” HERE

~ Valid through December 13, 2016 ~