Thanksgiving is barely over and we have already begun welcoming the beginning of the Christmas season with welcome arms. As many piled into stores to take advantage of Black Friday deals today, I sought solace on the couch with my family and some wine. As we near December and start to feel Christmas looming over us, it’s time to not only deck our halls but also ourselves in preparation for the bevy of parties that happen around this time of year. I can think of no better way to usher in my ho-ho-holiday spirit than with a tasty bottle of wine. A luscious merlot not only gives me a wonderful flush to my cheeks reminiscent of holly jolly ol’ Santa but it also blends in wonderfully when added to your wardrobe. So wine, you say? I say, wine not!