Tis the season for giving…wine. Between endless holiday parties and family time, we all could stand to have 12 extra bottles of wine on hand. Add some festivity to your wine shopping by drawing inspiration from “The Twelve Days of Christmas” carol. These wines have you covered for gifts and parties, but don’t forget to set aside a few bottles for yourself.
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
This wine’s label features a bird perched on a bare winter-esque branch, evokes the first day’s theme. Concentrated yet refined in flavor, it’s a fantastic gift for your wine loving friends to lie down in the cellar.
Two Turtle Doves
The mosaicked birds on this label aren’t the only thing reminiscent of turtle doves. The bright, fruity palate and hints of Mediterranean herbs also paint a picture of the famous European love-birds. Enjoy this wine during an intimate holiday dinner.
Three French Hens
This hen may not be French, but it is delicious. Nectarine and citrus flavors are plump and pleasant to sip while flipping through the old family albums.
Four Calling Birds
This brooding red blend sings when paired with holiday dinners, drowning out your chirping aunts, squawking uncles and crying babies alike. Call on the Four Birds to carry you through Christmas Day.
Five Golden Rings
How about five gold bottles of Champagne instead? With its iconic “Ace of Spades” logo and flashy gold packaging, this bottle is as loud as your teenage cousin singing “FIVE GOLDEN RINGS!!!” With toasty, complex flavors and aromas, Armand de Brignac shows it’s not just about glitz and glam.
Six Geese a-Laying
This wine is as opulent as a golden egg. Open this when you are tempted to make your great escape south.
Seven Swans a-Swimming
This wine hailing from Swan Hill, Australia, is as delicately sweet and preciously pink as a pool of swans swimming in the sunset. May you manage to be as graceful when feigning ignorance about who finished the bottle. You’re no innocent bystander.
Eight Maids a-Milking
“MooBuzz” could be considered slang for the milkmaids’ gossip. Pour this highly quaffable Pinot Noir at your next holiday gathering to loosen everyone’s lips.
Nine Ladies Dancing
The gold-dressed beauty on this label perfectly represents the wine inside: exciting, yet refined. Try this layered and surprisingly approachable wine with your more difficult to please guests.
Ten Lords a-Leaping
Grab a couple of these lords—prominently featured on the wine’s label—when leaping from one holiday party to the next. This dark blend of mostly Malbec is a weighty contribution to all your holiday get-togethers.
Eleven Pipers Piping
Bring this lush Malbec to your next dinner or seasonal soirée and you’re sure to be heralded at the door, without blowing your budget.
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Boom goes the drum when you open this easy-sipping Syrah. Linear notes of blueberries and current are elevated by dried herbs. The Boom Boom! will bring playful sophistication to a classy cocktail hour.