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.
Cantine Povero Belvive
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.
ON THE 11TH DAY OF VINO…
When you’re ready to get your hot tub on.
Berlucchi ’61 Brut Rose
Sit in bubbles and sip on bubbles. There is nothing more relaxing than a glass of Franciacorta in an outdoor jacuzzi!
92 (WE), 90 (WA), 91 (WS), 92 (AG)
ON THE 10TH DAY OF VINO…
When you’re navigating cringy political discussions with your uncle.
Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino
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.
2013: 95 (AG)
2012: 93 (AG)
2011: 94 (RP), 93 (AG)
ON THE 9TH DAY OF VINO…
Getting in over your skis with your sporty cousin.
Tenuta Argentiera Villa Donoratico
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.
2019: 93 (JS), 90 (WS)
2018: 94 (JS)
2017: 92+ (RP), 92 (WS), 92 (JS)
2016: 95 (JS), 92 (RP)
ON THE 8TH DAY OF VINO…
When you “lose” the card game with Grandma.
Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir
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.
ON THE 7TH DAY OF VINO…
When you’ve eaten one too many holiday sweets.
Poggerino Chianti Classico
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.
2019: 92 (AG), 90 (WS)
2018: 90 (WS)
2017: 93 (AG), 90 (DE)
2016: 92 (AG), 90 (WS)
2015: 92 (WS), 90 (RP)
ON THE 6TH DAY OF VINO…
When everyone asks if you’re single.
Sun Goddess Pinot Grigio Ramato
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!
2020: 90 (JS)
ON THE 5TH DAY OF VINO…
When they put you at the kids table.
Val delle Rose Morellino di Scansano
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?
2019: 91 (JS)
2018: 90 (JS)
2017: 90 (JS)