2008 Josef Leitz Dragonstone Riesling
The bright acidity and the winning flavors of cherry, apricot, and fennel will make this German classic a surefire hit.
To buy: $18.
2008 Roero Arneis Pertinace
Crisp apple and melon notes help this light and zingy Italian white go down nicely with everything from a green salad to creamy mashed potatoes.
To buy: $16.
Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider
This hard apple cider (with 5 percent alcohol) has a slight fizz and a tangy aftertaste. Serve it ice-cold.
To buy: $4 for an 18.7-ounce bottle.
2006 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti
Well-balanced, with appetizing scents of dried fruits, this ruby red pick has a freshness that provides a welcome contrast to a heavy holiday supper.
To buy: $14.