Peak Freshness - Mountain Wines Make Marvelous Gifts

What's the big deal about wines from high altitudes? 

Well, those cool, high altitude nights keep the fruit fresh, full of acid and complex flavors. In the best wines, the fresh mountain air works its way from the vines to the grapes to the juice to the wine in the bottle.

From Mount Etna on Sicily to the alpine vineyards of Italy, France and Switzerland; from South America's mountain redoubts to Spain's Gredos mountains, these are some of the coolest, baddest, most exciting wines in the world.

These are wines full of spirit for the spirited wine lover on your list.