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    >> you? * merry christmas

    >> back with today's "holiday gift guide." er with about to uncork the best holiday gift wines.

    >> the bottle you give as a gift can say a lot about you. how rich you are. and award winning and owner of frostka food and wine restaurant in boulder, colorado, is here to make sure you always look good when you give a gift.

    >> welcome, welcome.

    >> it refers to a branch that sits at the end after driveway or above a door that denote as neighborhood restaurant.

    >> i am glad i asked.

    >> sometimes when you are picking out a wine for someone you are not quite 100% sure what they like is. is there some way a nice way to pick a nice bottle they will enjoy?

    >> for sure. what i did today was i chose wins that fit that realm like something you might want on have in your refrigerator. a great white wine for cooking from pizza to barbecue. find something in between if you don't know what their tastes are that hopefully they will love.

    >> okay. what are we starting with here?

    >> the neighbor of yours that invites you over impromptu, i always have a bottle of this in my refrigerator. it is reasonable. it is under $20. it is delicious and it is festive and it is soft, light bubbles.

    >> how is it different from champagne?

    >> lot different. it is about pretty soft, aromatics and softer bubbles.

    >> cheers.

    >> it is a wine?

    >> it is a sparkling wine . it is made a little differently than champagne. meant to be easier drinking.

    >> seems sweeter.

    >> little sweeter.

    >> i like that.

    >> fer meanted apple sider.

    >> kind of. it is a little softer.

    >> we want to get to all of them. this one is?

    >> this is for your colleague, the friend of yours that --

    >> mike. on his treadmill now. mike, you will like this.

    >> enjoy this while you are on your treadmill. this is from eastern italy. dark fruited and black fruited red wine , great for winter time .

    >> that's good.

    >> that's good.

    >> that is nice.

    >> how expensive is this one?

    >> this is under $20.

    >> next one.

    >> this is for your parent or in-laws. cabernet. your father-in-law or dad that's getting into wine but is not super adventuresome and you want something under $20. cabernet.

    >> smell the difference?

    >> the wine maker here.

    >> do you understand?

    >> bobby, you don't understand what it is like for me. have you no idea.

    >> really?

    >> please.

    >> you have no idea.

    >> that actually is very good.

    >> we are going to go see "streetcar named desire" after this.

    >> this is for the client worked so hard with you all year. get them something 'fess the event. you don't know what they love. great bottle of champagne. vilmart. great for the holidays. you can it up new year's night or christmas night or for the festival party.

    >> it says celebration.

    >> celebration.

    >> i bet you love that.

    >> i do love that. that's good.

    >> that's your favorite?

    >> i'm starting to really like that.

    >> really sf.

    >> yes.

    >> have one in your fridge just in case something comes up.

    >> that's all that would be in her fridge. believe me.

    >> perfect.

    >> what's this?

    >> this is the king of italian red wines . this is for your boss. you want to suck up to your boss but you don't want to seem flamboyant. you want hirm to think you really thought about it. perfect for the winter. different than the cabernet.

    >> hmm. hmm.

    >> like tintd. titanic.

    >> it is screaming out for --

    >> i was going to say, depends on what you are serving. all great ideas. thank you.

    >> happy holidays.

    >> all the best.

    >> coming up next, it is a gooding in we had wine. we are about to meet a wolf and some other interesting creatures.

updated 12/16/2009 11:13:04 AM ET 2009-12-16T16:13:04

Drink up! Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey reveals his tips and picks on wines to buy for your colleagues, family and friends.

$20 and under: 2008 Manifesto North Coast Cabernet, California ($20)
Winemaker Jamey Whetstone offers something delicious and organic at a great price-to-quality ratio. Not only will you show your boss that you’re smart, they'll probably think you spent a lot more.

$50-$75: Poggio di Sotto 2005 Rosso di Montalcino, Castelnuovo Dell’Abate ($50)
From one of the elites of Montalcino, this is your chance to give your boss something that isn’t easy to find at the wine shop or on a restaurant’s wine list. He or she will be so impressed that you found a diamond in the rough.


$20 and under: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 2004, Valle Reale ($19)

By choosing something from an organic producer on the eastern coast of Italy, you’re able to both give your colleague a great value and let them know about a historic and up-and-coming region.

$50-$75: Livio Felluga “Terra Alta” 2007
This is not your typical wine. Perfect for a chardonnay lover, it’s very luxurious and unique.

$20 and under: Adami Prosecco di Valdobbiadene “Garbel 13” ($15)
This is a great, fun gift for an impromptu gathering with friends or when a visitor drops by.

$50-$75: Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 2005 ($60) Michael Skurnick

$20 and under: Paitin Roero Arneis, Piedmont 2008 ($18)
Delicious, white, snappy and crisp. It's perfect for parents who host the party and want to entertain with fruit and cheese when guests arrive (or before they arrive).

$50-$75: Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto ($65)
The perfect wine to enjoy together by the fire with chocolate — but only once everyone has left.

$20 and under: La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti ($19)
Chances are you haven’t had dinner at your doorman's house so you don’t know what his preferences are, but you know almost everyone loves dessert. Here’s a great dessert wine for him to enjoy.

$50-$75: Turley Cedarman Zinfandel, Howell Mountain 2007 ($33)
Versatile and luxurious, this will be delicious with whatever he chooses to pair it with.

Dog walker
$20 and under: Bieler Rose Sabine, Provence 2008 ($15)
Great rose to enjoy while they’re watching your dog. It’s a perfect porch-sipper on a hot, sunny day or a great fresh start to the end of a hectic day of chasing dogs.

$50-$75: Ronco del Gnemiz Chardonnay Sol ($65)
Because they take care of your best friend, you want give them one of the greatest chardonnays from Italy.

$20 and under: Venica & Venica Pinot Grigio 2008 Collio, Friuli Martin Scott Importer ($19)

$50-$75: Vilmart Grand Cellier, Rilly la Montagne ($75)
Once your client opens these wines this holiday season, there’s no question that you’ll definitely be on their mind.

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