Local Wines for Holiday Gifts

This holiday season, when traveling to visit friends and relatives, what could make a better gift than a nice bottle of wine produced in the place you live?  It’s the perfect way to introduce the wine lovers that are close to your heart to the fine wines being produced in and around Bloomington, Indiana.

Just because many Indiana residents are familiar with Oliver Winery doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate the soft, full fruit and silky tannins of their Merlot, or the sweet, rich warmth of their Maximum Port.  Both of these wines can be found on Bloomingfoods’ East shelves at $18.99 and $17.99, respectively.

Although a lesser-known winery, Butler Winery also produces fine wines that make great gifts.  Its Chambourcin, priced at $18.99, is a medium bodied red wine aged in oak with notes of red berries, vanilla, and spices. This wine also makes a great table wine for Christmas celebrations as it pairs well with many kinds of food.

If you’re looking for a gift for a friend or family member who prefers something other than wine consider a bottle of mead as a gift.  Made from honey, and traditionally known as a sweet wine, here at Bloomingfoods East we carry lovely Dry Mead from New Day Meadery for $16.99.  Produced in Elwood, Indiana and made from locally grown honey, this mead works well with food but can also be enjoyed on its own.