Trends in San Diego This December
New openings, wines, and buzz
C. Wonder, Fashion Valley
Now Open: Wonders Never C-se!
Fashion Valley’s new store C. Wonder is blowing our minds. This boutique, just the second C. Wonder location on the West Coast, is the brainchild of J. Christopher Burch—Tory’s ex. Everything from women’s apparel and accessories to home décor and gifts, many of which can be monogrammed, are presented in a bright and fresh way. Wander through the rooms in the store, each with its own theme, such as American Dream and English Country House. Admidst all this eye candy is a bit of welcome practicality—the price point. The average item is under $50. Now, that’s what we call wonder-ful.
Which Wine Should You Bring to the Party?
By Lindsay Pomeroy of winesmarties.com
1. Your Boss’ Fête
On a good day, you have no idea how to please her. Win her over with the Corison Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa’s Kronos Vineyard. Get the 2006, an underrated vintage with layers of complexity and long cellaring potential.
2. Your Holiday Dinner Party
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Spanish wine. It offers good value and it’s also food-friendly and quite tasty. Impress your guests with the Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero Tinto 2009.
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3. Your Year-end Cocktail Soirée
Save time and money and please your guests by serving the Domaine Les Escaravailles Côtes du Rhône from Southern France. The label looks cool, and for less than $15, it’s the best fruit-driven wine in its class.
4. The Random Neighbor’s Open House
Just tagging along, or perhaps going out of guilt? You don’t want to drop a lot of dough, but you also don’t want to look cheap. Opt for the Cantele Primitivo, from Salento, Southern Italy.
5. A New Year’s Eve Bash
Veuve Cliquot is overpriced and found in every supermarket. Schramsberg Blanc de Noir Sparkling Brut from Napa is fantastic, costs less, and has been served in the White House for years. Cheers!