By Lydia Geisel | October 31, 2016 | Food & Drink
The best guests never show up empty handed. Perfect for pre-dinner pairings or a post-dessert glass, these bottles from vineyards in the Hamptons are guaranteed to impress.
Red wine and cool weather are truly a match made in heaven. Produced and bottled in Sagaponack, this cabernet bottle is ideal for the vino aficionado. Gift this option that’s brimming with hints of blackberries, prunes, and toasted oak. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, 537-5106
Kissing up is definitely underrated. Flatter the host with Bedell’s delectable 2015 bottle, which has been aged in steel to maximize its youthfulness and olfactory characteristics, and also works great as a cocktail wine accompanied by tasty hors d'oeuvres. 36225 Main Road, Cutchogue, 734-7537
For the champagne fiends, offer this blend that’s sure to win you bonus points this season. The 2013 Brut is one of Sparkling Pointe’s best sellers and is a blend of three traditional champagnes and three house-made varietals that include chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier. This signature pour carries notes of green apple and pear, and goes great with seafood and soft cheeses. 39750 Country Road 48, Southold, 765-0200
Send taste buds soaring with this vermouth option from Channing Daughters. Invigorated with grape brandy, saturated with over twenty aromatic botanicals, and sweetened with locally-sourced honey, this drink is best poured over a glass of crushed ice and top with a pinch of lemonade and mint. 1927 Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton, 537-7224
Toast to the final weeks of the year with the host or hostess by uncorking this 2012 bottle by Paumanok made from 100 percent chardonnay. Aged for over three years, this limited-edition bottle pairs well with seafood dishes like lobster, crab, and shrimp. 1074 Main Road, Aquebogue, 722-8800
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