To curate its latest Wine Samplers, vino retailer TASTINGROOM.COM turned to celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.
The result? Bam! Two new collections — Emeril’s Holiday Party Sampler and Emeril’s Everyday Sampler — of six boutique-sized (50-ml) bottles of vintages Lagasse hand-selected from wineries nationwide, along with his food-pairing suggestions and customized tasting notes. Wondering what to serve with the blackberry- and clove-boasting Fess Parker syrah found in Emeril’s Everyday Sampler? How about Duck Confit Panini, from Lagasse’s latest cookbook, Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches. While the Everyday Sampler offers options best suited for casual get-togethers, the Holiday Party Sampler (which includes vinos like the 2010 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir) is ideal for seasonal dinners from Christmas to New Year’s.
$33 to $40, www.tastingroom.com