The Spill: What’s pouring for the holidays


Lodge at Sonoma makes wine spirits bright

Sonoma-Loeb Wines on Friday, Dec. 15, presents its Holiday Winemaker multi-course dinner at the Lodge, featuring Chappellet and Sonoma-Loeb wines paired by sommelier Jay James. Winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus will be host the 6 to 9 p.m. event. $150 general; $125 club members.

The Lodge will also be hosting several Winery of the Day events in the lobby. Enjoy a tasting and discuss fine wines with the winery staff. The following tastings are complimentary and run 4 to 6:30 p.m.:

Ledson Winery wines, Dec. 15

Lake Sonoma Winery, Dec. 18

Roche Carneros Winery, Dec. 19

Westwood Wines, Dec. 20

St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, Dec. 22

Highway 12 Vineyards, Dec. 27

Pangloss Cellars, Dec. 28

Fulcrum Winery, Dec. 29

Drink up with Enkidu’s “Big Bottle, Big Joy” event

Enkidu Wines hosts its inaugural “Big Bottle, Big Joy” event at its Sonoma tasting room. On Dec. 16, the tasting room is offering magnums of their 2015 Tina Marie Pinot Noir and 2015 Ansar Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine samples will be served so you can try before you buy. 1 to 4 p.m.

Mayo Family Winery’s Holiday Ciopinno Party

Mayo Family Winery staff welcomes in the new year with their favorite sparkling, library and reserve wines at a Holiday Ciopinno Party at B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille. Chef Carlo Cavallo will be preparing his ciopinno for the occasion. RSVP as seating is limited to only 20 guests. Dec. 27.

Fulcrum Pours at the Sonoma Mission Inn

Fulcrum will be offering a selection of its pinots noir and other wines in the lobby at the Sonoma Mission Inn from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Sonoma Market’s holiday wine picks just under $20:

2016 Roessler Black Pine Pinot Noir, $19.99

2015 Cline Ancient Vine Mourvèdre, $14.99

2014 Parmelee Hill Night Cap Zin-Rah (50 percent zinfandel/50 percent petite syrah), $14.99

2016 Sam Sebastiani La Chertosa Reserve Chardonnay, $19.99

2016 Kunde Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99

2016 Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer, $16.99

2016 Robledo Merlot Los Carneros, $14.99