OK, I know we’re all getting bombarded with Gift giving ideas and it can be overwhelming. Sometimes we all could use a little help, and getting a good deal while you’re at it can’t hurt. We’re all looking for something special for our wine loving friends but sometimes even that perfect bottle just isn’t enough.

 How about finding perfect recipes to pair with some wonderful wines? uncorked.com has paired some of our favorite wines in great gift packs with cookbooks that make gift giving, and party planning a breeze. My favorite is the gift set that includes the Café Firenze cookbook featuring recipes from Top Chef Season Five alum Fabio Viviani.  They also are the exclusive website for Bon Appétit recipe & wine sets and clubs.
If you want to get an idea what some of these recipes are like you should check out the chef videos and party planning section  uncorked.com just unveiled on their website. You can enjoy them while sipping on your favorite bottle, and get some inspiration for your next dinner party . Then take advantage of Snooth’s exclusive 20% discount on all wines, gifts, party sets and wine clubs on uncorked.com. It’s a great deal, but a limited time offer, so place your orders before it expires next Monday, December 14th. Just enter promo code snooth20 at checkout.  Just to get you started here are some of the great wines available on uncorked.com.

Try an Uncorked-tini!

Looking for something completely different? How about a Cabernet Franc Icewine? That’s right, a specialty of the Peller Estate in Canada’s Niagara peninsula, this luscious dessert wine is pale red and bursting with rich berry flavors.  Share this sumptuous treat with your friends by mixing up a batch of Uncork-tinis: Peller Cabernet Franc Icewine mixed with Santa Margherita Prosecco, available together at a great discount from uncorked.com

Two Lovely White Wines to Whet any Appetite

2008 Tamari Torrontes Reserva
Looking for a great white wine for your holiday fete? Try the deliciously fruity 2008 Tamari Torrontes. Intense with perfumes of flowers and citrus fruits it’s great on it’s own, or with lighter fare.

2007 Terlato Russian River Valley Chardonnay
On the other hand, the 2007 Terlato Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a California Classic, with spicy accents to the lush fruit, and a creamy texture that is rich yet vibrant.

Classic Napa red varietals more your speed? Take your pick.

2005 Tangley Oaks Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Uncorked.com has a great selection of Bordeaux varietals, like the 2006 Tangley Oaks Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with it's rich robe of dark fruits draped over a delightfully silky structure.

2005 Rutherford Hill Merlot Napa Valley
For the Merlot lover on your list the 2005 Rutherford Hill Napa Valley Merlot is sure to please. With its super smooth, plummy fruit and ripe, round, velvety tannins it is a Merlot lover's dream..