WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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cooking entertaining spirits recipes food & wine open house wine cellar A Wine Guide for Celebrating the Holidays R O B E R T D W Y E R writer hors d'oeuvres for many wine lovers, the season influences what they drink and when they drink it. With the arrival of the holiday season, social gatherings mean more opportunities to savor and share. But amidst seemingly endless shopping lists — and commitments we all have — selecting amazing wines for each holiday celebration can be overwhelming. With a little foundational knowledge and familiarity with recent trends, anyone can select wines that are sure to delight. Building a Foundation Selecting wines for the holiday season is a bit the year, many are looking to find wines that maximize quality to price ratio, offering value in their preferred categories. In contrast, the holidays are shared occasions and the perfect We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 excuse to open those wine splurges for all to enjoy. Even so, the gracious host doesn't want her generosity to overshadow the importance of conversations and connecting with family and friends. Most guests don't want to spend the majority of their time pondering the intricacies of the wines being served. Hosts want the wines served to provide a delicious, utterly enjoyable backdrop for a memorable gathering. Those wines find the perfect intersection of recognizable quality, broad appeal, and a bit of that "wow" factor. 176 SANDRALISE / DREAMSTIME.COM different than the rest of the year. Throughout

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