Mionetto Gran Rosé Extra Dry, Italy
Bought • World Market, 24 Brentwood Promenade Court, in November for $11.49 with free membership, promotional discounts
Description • This lively, peachy-pink sparkling Italian wine comes from Mionetta, the well-known producer of Prosecco. Just slightly sweet, it’s a fruity and fragrant wine that would go well with sugar cookies. It would also be a good accompaniment with fruit and is light and refreshing enough to be served as an aperitif wine. Another plus is that the wine’s beautiful color makes it a festive addition to a holiday table.
Dow’s Fine Ruby Porto, Portugal
Bought • World Market, 24 Brentwood Promenade Court, in November for $10.99 with free membership, promotional discounts
Description • While port can be made anywhere, true Porto must come from a specific region in Portugal’s Douro Valley. This one is produced by Dow’s, which has been making Porto for more than two centuries. Aged in casks for three years, this rich and fruity Porto has concentrated raspberry flavors and some peppery spice that make it a perfect match for chocolate. It’s also great with cheese to end a holiday meal.