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Top 10 Holiday Wines

Wine to Warm the Spirit

Taittinger Nocturne, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Holiday Wines

The Best Bottles for Your Holiday Celebrations

Special celebrations call for special libations, which is why we've compiled this collection of holiday wines that are sure to make the season bright. From rare Austrian ice wine to the perfect bottle of bubbly to watch the ball drop, GAYOT's list covers a variety of styles and flavors. Best of all, with more than half of our picks priced at $30 or less, you can sleep a little easier after splurging on all that holiday shopping.

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(Updated: 12/16/13 NW)

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