Christmas Wine Gift Guide

Big Hammer Wines’s recent Instant Wine Cellar 2020 Gift Guide was a hit! So, we decided to put out another fabulous wine guide for December gift-giving.

Introducing the “12 Wines of Christmas” 2020 Wine Gift Guide. It will help you elevate your wine gifting this year.

Christmas Wine Gift Guide

Choose from 12 highly coveted top-rated wines carefully selected by BHW’s expert tasting professionals.

For traditionalists, get all 12 and start drinking on December 25, finishing up on January 5. Non-traditionalists can begin on December 14 and finish on Christmas Day. Some of you might get two cases and enjoy these great wines for 24 consecutive days!

2016 Heir Apparent Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

Day 1: 2016 Heir Apparent Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 

Drink with a partridge or other game bird or with pears poached in red wine.

2014 Martellotto "Il Capoccia" Reserve Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red Blend

Day 2: 2014 Martellotto "Il Capoccia" Reserve Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red Blend

Share this one with two turtle doves (cooked or figurative) and a loved one.

2012 Le Vins de Vienne St Joseph Rouge Les Archevêques

Day 3: 2012 Le Vins de Vienne St Joseph Rouge Les Archevêques

Party! Prepare those three French hens and open this wine within your COVID-bubble circle.

2010 Château Clauzet Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois

Day 4: 2010 Château Clauzet Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois

Choose any game bird or skip the birds, and instead put on a steak. Then bake some calling bird cookies or cupcakes for dessert.

2004 Zyme Kairos Veneto Rosso IGP

Day 5: 2004 Zyme Kairos Veneto Rosso IGP

Serve this wine in svelt wine glasses edged in rings of gold.

2004 Château de la Gardine Cuvée Génération Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge

Day 6: 2004 Château de la Gardine Cuvée Génération Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge

Roast a large, family-style Christmas goose to complement this Southern French red blend, or just take some goose eggs and create a savory quiche or omelet.

2003 Monti Bussia Barolo

Day 7: 2003 Monti Bussia Barolo

Open this next to a warm fire and read about the annual migration of North American and European swans.

2010 Les Vins de Vienne Sotanum Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Day 8: 2010 Les Vins de Vienne Sotanum Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

For adventurous cooking types, get a few gallons of fresh milk, and make your own cheese (or buy your favorites.) Then serve the cheese on a beautiful platter alongside this wine.

2001 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja 150 Aniversario

Day 9: 2001 Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja 150 Aniversario

Gather up a Zoom group of ladies (9 would be perfect) and get them dancing while you sip and watch the show!

2003 Château de la Gardine Cuvée Génération Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge

Day 10: 2003 Château de la Gardine Cuvée Génération Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge

Now it’s the gentlemen’s turn. Gather up a Zoom group of 10 guys, open your wine, and be ready to laugh!

2000 Monti Bussia Barolo

Day 11: 2000 Monti Bussia Barolo

Take this moment to share romance with a lover. Pour this wine together while listening to some gorgeous flute music or other favorite tunes.

2016 Aftermath Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Day 12: 2016 Aftermath Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

For drum circle aficionados, drinking this bottle will help get the drumming started strong.

Wines are listed at significant discounts. Mix and match by adding individual bottles and customizing your gift. Every 6 or 12-pack case gets free delivery shipped directly to your doorstep. Shop soon as quantities are limited.

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