Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wines for the Holidays

This season, Frederick Wildman offers a selection of spectacular wines to spread holiday cheer. Frederick Wildman’s Folonari, Santi and Melini wines will work beautifully with holiday meal, whether it’s guinea fowl, roast beef or pork tenderloin. And when it is time for holiday shopping, these wines are the perfect gift to bring to holiday parties or to use as stocking stuffers!

NEW! - Whatever the reason, whatever the season, Folonari’s Holiday Packs make the perfect gift. The Holiday Pack features two Folonari wines (combinations of Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Chianti) in a simple, yet elegant package with a handle on the back to make the gift box even easier to carry. Holiday Packs will be available starting in October, suggested retail price of $14.

If you are planning a festive holiday celebration, think pink. Folonari Pink Pinot Grigio (SRP $7.99) will change everything you ever thought about pink wine. With its light, refreshing taste and a touch of sweetness, it is the perfect party companion.

Folonari also offers wines of great quality and incomparable value, making it possible to serve great wines at special celebrations as well as on an every day basis. The Folonari line includes: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Chianti and Shiraz, available nationwide and priced at $7.99 (750ml) and $10.99 (1.5L).

And if wine cocktails are your party theme, try these delicious holiday recipes – the Candied Apple Martini or the Tiramisu Martini, for dessert – both made with Folonari Shiraz.

Candied Apple Martini
Folonari Shiraz- 2 oz
DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker- 1 oz
Lemon-Lime soda - 1 oz
Shake over ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish: Rim glass with raw sugar (red) and an apple slice

Tiramisu Martini
Folonari Shiraz- 2 oz
Espresso- 1 oz
Crème de Cocoa Dark- ½ oz
Smirnoff Vanilla Twist- ½ oz
Shake and strain in a martini glass. Garnish: Rim glass with cocoa powder, and garnish with a lady finger cookie.

Frederick Wildman’s Santi will also impress your guests and pair beautifully with holiday meals. Santi Pinot Grigio Sortesele (SRP $10.99) and Santi Valpolicella Solane (SRP $14.99) will add class and elegance to any dinner. Santi traces its origins to 1843 and creates its wines using traditional methods, specializing in Veneto and Trentino wines.

The Melini winery lies steeped in the hills of Tuscany, an impressive winery second to none in the art of making the area’s most famous wine: Chianti Classico. Melini offers an impressive selection of wines to suit all tastes and occasions this holiday season including: Tre Bicchieri Award-winning Chianit Classico Riserva La Selvanella (SRP $26.99), San Gimignano Le Grillaie (SRP $11.99), Chianti San Lorenzo (SRP $10.99), Chianti Classico Granaio (SRP $16.99) and Chianti Classico Isassi (SRP $14.99); all available nationwide.

About Frederick Wildman & Sons
Folonari wines are imported by Frederick Wildman & Sons- importers of fine wines and spirits since 1934. Frederick Wildman is the third largest wine importer in the U. S. and is known to consumers as “The Oval of Quality.”

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