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Nov 29, 2019

Beer and wine expert Hugh Sisson, founder of Heavy Seas craft beer and host of Cellar Notes on WYPR, discusses his top picks for the holiday season. He shares his take on Giant's own private label wine, "Artisan Vintners”,  why it's okay to not take wine too seriously, and offers suggestions for beers and craft spirits.   

Heavy Seas Craft Beers: 

Cellar Notes Wine Reviews:  


Hugh Sisson's Holiday Picks: 

Artisan Vintner Pinot Noir (exclusive to Giant Food) 

Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir and Cabernet  

Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon   

Kenwood Sonoma Cabernet and Merlot  



Artisan Vintner Chardonnay  (exclusive to Giant Food) 

Chapoutier Belleruche Rose 

Chateau St Jean Chardonnay 

Chateau Souverain Sauvignon Blanc  

Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc  

Kendall Jackson Reserve Chardonnay 

Kenwood Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay 

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 

Simi Chardonnay 


SPARKLING: look for méthode champenoise which requires a secondary fermentation in the bottle 

Cava Sparkling 

Freixent Brut 

Lamarca Proscco 

Mumm Napa Brut and Napa Brut Rose 



Choose traditional and seasonal variety packs 

For best flavor in cooking, use dark and malty beers instead of hoppy (IPA style) beers