Host's Guide Holiday 2012: Winter Vintages

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CLASSIC BALANCE AND FINESSE
Blackbird Vineyards 2009 Illustration Proprietary Red Wine
Chappellet 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill
Château Haut-Brion 2009 Pessac-Léognan
Colgin 2009 IX Estate Proprietary Red Wine
Dominus Estate 2009 Red Wine Napa Valley
Fattoria le Pupille 2007 Saffredi Maremma Toscana
Frank Family 2008 Winston Hill Rutherford
Harlan Estate 2008 Proprietary Red Napa Valley
Le Macchiole 2008 Messorio Toscana
Louis Jadot 2009 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Marchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso 2008 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore
Michele Chiarlo 2009 Barbaresco Asili
O’Shaughnessy Estate Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder
Rodney Strong 2009 Alexander’s Crown Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Spottswoode 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia 2009 Ornellaia Toscana

The cigar uses a mixture of new and aged tobaccos to achieve a serenely mellow flavor…
The iconic Kentucky bourbon makes a comeback…
The multi-vintage Champagne is a blend of 142 wines from 11 different years…
Photograph courtesy of hotel Matlali
Savored rather than shot, these tequila-based beverages give the spirit the respect it deserves…
Photo by Holly Houk
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These aged tequilas prove that the once derided spirit has come into its own…
The limited-edition distillation pays tribute to the Norse god Odin…
The spirit distinguishes itself by employing Japanese ingredients and techniques…
Photo by Jeff Elkins
The cigar combines an Ecuadoran wrapper with Honduran and Dominican filler tobaccos…