Host's Guide Holiday 2012: Raising the Bar

  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
    Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
    Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
    Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
    Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
    Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
  • Photo by Carin Krasner; Styling by Kim Wong
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    From left: Baccarat Lola water glass ($75); Hermès Adage highball ($438/set of two, www.hermes.com); Moser Whisky double old-fashioned ($75); William Yeoward Lillian tall martini ($55); Ralph Lauren Broughton martini ($115, www.ralphlauren.com); William Yeoward Vita tall coupe, ($230); Baccarat Clair de Lune flute ($150); Saint-Louis Gamma Théorème tumbler ($117); Baccarat Chateau wine glass ($85); Saint-Louis Oxymore water glass ($169, www.saint-louis.com); except where otherwise indicated, all from Gearys, www.gearys.com

    Photo by Mark French
    Hanyu Ichiro’s Card Series is a full deck of single malts from a famous but shuttered distillery…
    This delectable pinot from Central California has a touch of sweetness and an acidic finish…
    The world’s longest-serving malt master has masterfully combined some of the Balvenie’s top stocks…
    A blend of 26-year-old Scotch whisky from two bygone distilleries keeps their legacy alive…
    Fifth-generation winemaker Joseph Wagner crafts a Burgundian beauty from three California counties…
    Fight through the bourbon shortage with these overproof whiskeys…
    Even though the spirit contains tequilas up to 49 months old, it is completely translucent…
    The whiskey was aged for 17 years in three different environments…
    The new Scotch comes from one of Scotland’s oldest and smallest distilleries…
    Photo by Thomas M. Barwick INC
    “If I pour you a glass of Merlot, I guarantee that before you pick up the glass you’re tasting...