12 Days of Vino: Surviving the holidays

It’s that time of year again! For our countdown to celebrations, we have crafted a very special Volio Wine Guide, gifting you the perfect pairings to help you survive the holidays. No matter what your celebrations look like, we’ve got your back!

ON THE 12TH DAY OF VINO…

When Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” plays on repeat.

Mariah Carey

Cantine Povero Belvive

WHY?
This wine is less about thinking and more about drinking. These bubbles combined with the Mariah Carey holiday classic are sure to put you on a dance train straight to tinsel town.

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ON THE 11TH DAY OF VINO…

When you’re ready to get your hot tub on.

Hot Tubbing

Berlucchi ’61 Brut Rose

WHY?
Sit in bubbles and sip on bubbles. There is nothing more relaxing than a glass of Franciacorta in an outdoor jacuzzi! 

PRESS:
92 (WE), 90 (WA), 91 (WS), 92 (AG)

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ON THE 10TH DAY OF VINO…

When you’re navigating cringy political discussions with your uncle.

Incorrect

Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino

WHY?
Rich and complex but absolutely true to old school Sangiovese in color and class, this woman-made wine will help you shine through those less-than-comfortable family debates.

PRESS:
2013: 95 (AG)
2012: 93 (AG)
2011: 94 (RP), 93 (AG)

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ON THE 9TH DAY OF VINO…

Getting in over your skis with your sporty cousin.

Learning to Ski

Tenuta Argentiera Villa Donoratico

WHY?
Punches above its weight for body, structure, and density. A full-bodied, powerful red from Bolgheri that many Super Tuscans aspire to be, this wine will well make up for what you lack in ski sports.

PRESS:
2019: 93 (JS), 90 (WS)
2018: 94 (JS)
2017: 92+ (RP), 92 (WS), 92 (JS)
2016: 95 (JS), 92 (RP)

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ON THE 8TH DAY OF VINO…

When you “lose” the card game with Grandma.

Grandma

Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir

WHY?
This is what Pinot Noir tastes like without costing what Pinot Noir costs. With the light color typical of France, you can see through the glass as you drink the bottle, just like you see through your scheming Grandma.

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ON THE 7TH DAY OF VINO…

When you’ve eaten one too many holiday sweets.

Cookies

Poggerino Chianti Classico

WHY?
Gone overboard at the sweets table and need to get back to your roots? Go organic with a beautiful benchmark Sangiovese that is sure to level your head with its sweet and persistent tannins.

PRESS:
2019: 92 (AG), 90 (WS)
2018: 90 (WS)
2017: 93 (AG), 90 (DE)
2016: 92 (AG), 90 (WS)
2015: 92 (WS), 90 (RP)

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ON THE 6TH DAY OF VINO…

When everyone asks if you’re single.

Mary J Blige

Sun Goddess Pinot Grigio Ramato

WHY?
Pale pink, elegant, and complex, this Mary J. Blige queen is proof that you don’t need a side boo to be successful and happy; and yes, they CAN ask you about your career!

PRESS:
2020: 90 (JS)

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ON THE 5TH DAY OF VINO…

When they put you at the kids table.

Adult

Val delle Rose Morellino di Scansano

WHY?
Drinking from the rolling hills around the medieval village of Scansano in southern Tuscany will prove that yes, you actually are above drinking age…did you get that Mom?

PRESS:
2019: 91 (JS)
2018: 90 (JS)
2017: 90 (JS)

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ON THE 4TH DAY OF VINO…

When you want to distract from your ugly sweater.

Ugly Sweater

Cantine Povero Priore Barolo

WHY?
With lots of structure, this “bottled experience” is the perfect distraction for when it turns out it actually wasn’t that type of party.

PRESS:
2016: 92 (DE), 90 (RP)

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ON THE 3RD DAY OF VINO…

When you want to get your hygge on.

Hygge

Paul Mas Reserve Languedoc Rouge

WHY?
Smooth and well-balanced from the nose through to the finish, this wine is perfect for that fireside-fuzzy sock-candlelight-good book-cozy vibe.

PRESS:
2019: 90 (DE)
2018: 91 (JS)
2017: 90 (JS)

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ON THE 2ND DAY OF VINO…

When you spent too much money on gifts.

Poor

Tavernello Sangiovese Romagna

WHY:
Not only is this wine well-balanced with good body, but it won’t break the bank! The #1 wine brand in Italy, it is absolutely the best quality for price you can find.

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ON THE 1ST DAY OF VINO…

When everybody leaves and you finally have the house back to yourself.

Home Sweet Home

Fantinel Prosecco Extra Dry

WHY?
That’s a wrap! This consistently popular, classic sparkling wine is perfect for celebrating an end to the holiday madness.

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There you have it, a surefire path to wine and holiday bliss.

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Happy Holidays!

With Love,
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