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Gifts of the Season: Worth's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

From a 100-point wine to a TV as thin as a credit card, we take a look at some of the best products available for the 2019 holiday season.

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The season of gift-giving is upon us again. With so many possibilities, it can be difficult to narrow down your options. We’ve selected 19 spirits, watches and housewares to help you and your loved ones have a merry holiday, indeed.

Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Recreation Center Ceramic Set Wine & Spirits

“Easy” is the best way to describe Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Sauvignon Blanc 2016 ($30). Aged for three months in añejo tequila barrels from sister brand Casa Noble, this bright table wine offers a citrusy kick followed by a complex mix of botanicals and heat. For a limited time, you can purchase a handmade ceramic set by Brooklyn-based Recreation Center ($175) that evokes the Mexican Talavera style. The glossy yellow glaze on the carafe and cups is speckled with unfinished geometric shapes that reveal the raw clay, giving the modernist set a traditional touch. cooperandthief.com; recreationcentershop.com

Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear 12-Bottle Set Wine & Spirits

Longtime Napa Valley winery Cakebread Cellars has undergone such an expansion over the years that it just might be time to revisit some of its bygone vintages. This season, it is releasing a special 12-bottle set featuring the best vintages of its premium cabernet, Dancing Bear. Spanning the years from 2006 to 2016, this limited-edition set, which is packaged in a decorative wooden gift box, is a must for any Napa cabernet aficionado. Only 50 sets will be released. ($3,500) cakebread.com

Champagne Ayala Le Blanc de Blancs 2012 Wine & Spirits

As one of France’s historic Champagne houses, though lesser known in the U.S., Ayala has distinguished itself with a refined, drier style that exudes elegance. This expression of its 100 percent Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs, sourced from Côte des Blancs, exemplifies the brand’s approach: crisp and smooth, with citrus hints on the nose and a warm, complex palate. Also of note: This is chef de cave Caroline Latrive’s first vintage since she took over Ayala’s winemaking duties. ($110) vintus.com; champagne-ayala.fr

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Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine & Spirits

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has become a legendary Napa cab that continues to impress—the 2016 vintage received 100 points from critic Robert Parker. The energetic fruitiness of blackberry and cherry mixes with a deep minerality to produce a long mouthfeel. ($550) bryant.estate

Ardbeg Traigh Bhan Wine & Spirits

This year, Scotch whisky maker Ardbeg introduced its new 19-year-old expression, Traigh Bhan—its first permanent release in almost 20 years. The first batch of this new spirit, which will be produced annually in limited quantities, is a smooth combination of spicy chocolate that tumbles into the long, peaty finish for which Ardbeg is famous. ($300) ardbeg.com

Alfred Giraud Heritage Wine & Spirits

Few people would guess that such a thing as French malt whisky exists, even though the country is known as a premier producer of wines, cognacs and other aged spirits. But Philippe Giraud, descended from a line of cognac cellar masters and coopers, seeks to change that with this newly launched brand named after his ancestor. Alfred Giraud Heritage is a triple malt blend of whiskies aged in old cognac casks of American Oak and new French oak, with the entire blend then matured further in extra-old cognac casks. ($155) cognatheque.com

Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 Wine & Spirits

The Vale Fox, a relatively new distillery located in New York’s Hudson Valley, recently launched an ultra-premium gin masterminded by some of the world’s most awarded bartenders. Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 is all about the botanicals—an ambitious blend of juniper with angelica root, orris root, makrut lime leaves, coriander seed, red rooibos tea and two kinds of orange peel. Engineered to power up a cocktail, this gin eschews floral essences for a sharper bite. ($40) thevalefox.com

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic Watches for Him

The new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic achieves both mechanical mastery as well as visual brilliance. With a thickness of 6.9mm, it is one of the thinnest chronographs ever made, though the octagonal face on the 42mm case features surprising depth with complex modernist design. Crafted of sandblasted titanium with a lightweight supple bracelet, this is an ideal workaday watch that won’t fail to turn heads. ($17,600) bulgari.com

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Grand Seiko SBGK005 Watches for Him

Limited to 1,500 pieces, the hand-wound SBGK005 is a special addition to Grand Seiko’s Elegance Collection. It features a 39mm stainless steel case with an elegant, deep-blue textured pattern inspired by a volcano near the watchmaker’s factory in Japan. The explosive pattern is striking, and the clean design of the dial, the power reserve indicator and the running seconds dial make this an elegant dress watch. ($7,400) grand-seiko.com

Patek Philippe Calatrava Weekly Calendar Ref. 5212A Watches for Him

It’s not often that Patek Philippe releases a steel version of its famous Calatrava design—or a steel watch at all. That’s why its 5212A Calatrava Weekly Calendar is a noteworthy release in spite of its relative simplicity. The vintage feel imparted by the 40mm-thick steel case is heightened by the dial, which features an unusual font reminiscent of handwritten print calendars. ($33,450) patek.com

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