Mumm Napa, Brut Prestige, Napa Valley
The holiday season is here, and sparkling wine is a wonderful way to make any occasion extra-special. Mumm Napa’s Brut Prestige is a perfect selection to have on hand for dinner parties, friends visiting or to use as a gift. A creamy texture with citrus apple and stone fruit flavors accented by hints of toast and gingerbread spice, Brut Prestige is available at retail locations for $15-$25.
19 Crimes, The Banished, Dark Red Blend
If you need a tasty wine with a dark theme for Halloween, grab a bottle of 19 Crimes’ The Banished, Dark Red Blend, from Southeastern Australia. The name refers to the 19 Crimes, which resulted in punishment by transportation to the penal colony in Australia starting in the late 1780s.
Rather than a punishment, you’ll find drinking the rich, dark wine pleasurable, as it’s full of dark chocolate, blackberry, fig, vanilla, cinnamon and clove flavors. The Banished is available at retail locations for $10-$12.