MarketWatch: Weekend sip

12 bottles of booze — from bourbon to bubbly — perfect for every type of drinker on your holiday gift list

Still searching for the perfect holiday gift? Or maybe a dozen perfect holiday gifts?

That’s where the Weekend Sip 12 bottles of Christmas guide can come in handy. This annual MarketWatch feature is designed to take some of the guesswork out of finding the right sip for the right person. We’ve included bottles of all types, from wine to whiskey, at a variety of price points. There’s even a bottle for the Nick Offerman fan (seriously).

The green bottle

By “green,” we mean eco-minded. And that is certainly the case with the wines from Neal Family Vineyards, a Napa Valley producer that adheres to both biodynamic and organic standards. Indeed, founder Mark Neal is often credited as a pioneer in the industry — he went organic in 1984, long before other California winemakers started embracing this approach. The Neal Family’s wines run the gamut — both in terms of price and varietals. A good gift-minded offering is the Howell Mountain Collection ($299) with three bottles of different vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mark Neal in the vineyards at his Howell Mountain Winery
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