When in doubt, give the gift of gluttony. It's party season and that means weddings, housewarmings, graduations, birthdays, and Giants games, are in full effect. And really, do we need an occasion to celebrate? San Franciscans love to party and we love our wine. Enter the perfect priced party prop: Swanson Vineyards' Modern House Wines. At $25 a pop, these conversation pieces will surely impress the party, and the host will love it most.
The whimsical messages and bold typography make for an attractive bottle, while what's inside resembles a nice Bordeaux. The winemaker explains: "Ripe black cherry and raspberry aromas. Round upon entry in the mouth, excellent balance. Supple, fine-grained tannins resolve nicely. Long, aromatic finish. If you ordered a bottle of Bordeaux in a nice Parisian bistro, it would taste like this." Cases are available at twelve bottles for $300, and you can mix and match. There's also a 10% case discount.
And while you're there, check out Alexis Swanson Traina's blog for a peek inside the winery and the eccentric Napa life.
Samantha Durbin (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a lifestyle writer who honed her blogging skills as Editor of FabSugar.com. Samantha graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology, also writes for San Francisco magazine and Gilt City, and shares her musings via her poly-blog network, led by SFonFire.