I don’t do a lot of "top 10" lists here on LENNDEVOURS. It’s just so hard for me to pare down my favorite things to such a short list. But, with the holidays under way and the shopping season in full swing, I’ve had a few people ask me for help on what local wines make the best gives and a list of my "favorite" Long Island wines of the year.

Come back next week to see my 12 Long Island Wines of Christmas, the wines that I’m enjoying the most and most excited about. Think of it as the perfect case of Long Island wine, one that represents the region well. It will be made up mostly of wines released in 2007, but also wines that are still the current release of a particular wine.

Later in the week, I’ll also let you know what local wines you should bring to different holiday celebrations and what those wine lovers on your list will want the most this year.

In the meantime, do you have any guesses as to what wines will make the 12 Long Island Wines of Christmas? Leave them in the comments.