Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Stock up on wine for gift-giving enjoyment.(Food)

Byline: Chef Jim White For the Journal

THE KITCHEN MINUTE

During the holidays, I like to pick up a few bottles of my favorite wines because they always come in handy. They make great gifts because you can customize what you want to spend. Many good wines start as low as $7 a bottle. A bottle of wine is also nice to have for those drop-in guests.

I recommend going to a liquor store with a large selection of wine and clerks who are informed on the products. Kelly Liquors, the Quarters, Cost Plus and Costco have excellent selections.

Many fine wines are made right here in New Mexico. In the past 10 years, the quality of New Mexico wines has risen dramatically. …

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