TODAY | December 04, 2013
>>> it is the season of giving. one way to do that is buy a nice bottle of wine for yourself or as a gift for a good cause.
>> here with some options, food and wine magazine and leslie's bracco, author of "wine for women."
>> besides sonny and cher, you might be my favorite duo.
>> so cute.
>> did you bring your girls today?
>> i did bring the girls.
>> the only thing people noticed about your wine segment last time thyme was your girl.
>> we did nickname them thanks and giving.
>> i've got nothing here.
>> yours would be noel.
>> speaking of breasts --
>> wines that actually do give back to charity when you buy the bottle. the first two -- we sort of broke it up by ideas. gift to women causes, hand craft inspiration white, nice light blend of riesling and pinot grigio .
>> i like the color.
>> continuing that through 2014 .
>> almost like a light dessert wine . i don't like riesling usually. that's nice.
>> it's crisp and lovely.
>> moving on.
>> and, again, speaking of breasts, wine sisterhood courageous cabernet, also give to breast cancer research . over the course of a given year they give over $150,000, tough enough to wear pink breast cancer research .
>> $10. and it's great. keep art in school, all the thing that is help a sister out.
>> where do you find these wines, you guys?
>> widely distributed throughout the country.
>> one more screw top and they're discovering that is better for your wine.
>> that's right. it keeps it fresher.
>> corks occasionally mess with the wine a little bit. screw tops are perfect.
>> don't be a snob about that.
>> go like this and pretend it's a cork. move to social causes, this is rodney strong's cabernet.
>> i actually met rodney strong.
>> of course you have.
>> in nantucket.
>> he was a dancer.
>> that's right.
>> this is a classic california cabern cabernet, $15, $16. great to give as a gift.
>> i like that.
>> isn't that lovely? they've given $16,000 to the united twee gbg to food bank .
>> i love that.
>> a program here in new york city to go with the food bank with -- what's it called?
>> and murphy good, operation home front red, this is a big rich blend of zinfandel, which gives every bottle to operation home front which helps military families and veterans in need.
>> very much in need right now.
>> this is widely distributed, 15 bucks a bottle. josh sellers is another brand that's also giving money to operation home.
>> it was jim steel i met, not rodney strong. thank you for reminding me.
>> are we supposed to be eating these in between?
>> i think so.
>> you may have one of those tasty crackers in between.
>> and come over here so the camera can get it.
>> keeping things really healthy now with environmental causes . steelhead pinot noir . 1% to the planet, vast group of organizations, 1% of all the sales go to environmental causes . that's a lot of money.
>> sparkling wines , iron horse , ocean reserve. they partnered with national geographic and so $4 from every bottle goes to keeping our oceans healthy. and, ladies, these are for you. save a wino. right here.
>> they're available at whole foods, right?
>> $1 goes to protect animals.
>> this has been my favorite segment in a long time. for two good reasons. you add in ray, three. wine, four and my good friend,