'Tis the season for schedules packed with holiday parties. And with those parties, come hosts and hostesses you need to thank. We've partnered with our friends at Total Wine & More to select the perfect wine gifts (and spirits too). We provided the totes that are packed with personality - Total Wine & More paired them with a bottle that will have your host shouting with glee. See the expert tasting notes below!

The Snow Bunny

Featured Products: Bottle Parka with Fur Cuff (in store only) // Metal-Rimmed White Gift Tag // Kraft Snowflakes Gift Labels

Just like a snow bunny, Muirwood Chardonnay Arroyo Seco prefers to be chilled! Lovely crisp tropical and citrus fruit flavors are enhanced by barrel fermentation, adding nuances of oak and vanilla to the smooth and lengthy finish. Bundle it up in this posh faux-fur-cuffed parka for a look fit for après-ski.

The Architect

Featured Product: Gold Origami Bottle Tote (in store only)

The winemakers of Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc have designed a fantastically delicious white wine. Balancing tropical fruit flavors with a hint of citrus, this wine stands on its own. A passion fruit and gooseberry nose gives way to a palate sprinkled with ripe tropical fruit flavors, grapefruit and citrus. A full flavored Sauvignon. Carry it in this gold-tone origami tote for towering style.

The Shopper

Featured Products: Faux Fur Bottle Sack (in store only) // Deer Gift Tags

What do you get the person who has it all? Mailly Grand Cru Champagne is the perfect sparkler for those with exceptional taste. The freshness of lemon and orange blossom, mingled with hints of brioche, makes for that perfectly delineated fruit that comes from fully-ripe grapes. Wrap it in this luxurious faux-fur bottle bag for added flair!

The Favorite Couple

Featured Products: Santa's Pants 2-Bottle Carrier // Square Gift Tags // Santa Clothespins

Just like the perfect couple, this pair of wines is perfectly in balance. Line Shack San Antonio Valley Cabernet offers robust, full-bodied flavors of a full-bodied and elegant Cabernet, with a lovely core of sweet tannins that provide a structural backbone to the rich flavors of blackberries, plums, and mocha, while the River Road Unoaked Chardonnay offers crisp and light-bodied refreshment with a fermenting process that retains the natural aromas and flavor components of green apples intertwined with floral notes. This two-bottle Santa carrier makes a cute tote for the holidays!

The Designer

Featured Products: Birch Veneer Wine Bottle Cylinder // Tree Bark Gift Tags

First & Local's red blend exhibits timeless appeal to match any designer's eye for style. A medium-bodied, bold red blend with notes of deep black fruit, spice and crushed black pepper on the nose. The Syrah adds the perfect balance of raspberries and mint. This birch veneer bottle cylinder offers an effortlessly sophisticated design piece to present this exceptional wine.

The Jolly Happy Soul

Featured Products: Snowman Bottle Tote // Silver Snowflake Sparkle Tissue

Let Frosty be your trusty guide in leading you to one of their best-selling spirits for the host who's life of the party—Veil Vodka. Distilled five times and charcoal filtered. Smooth with light flavors of American grain. Serve icy cold and mix your favorite cocktails with Veil's flavored vodkas this holiday season!

The Ugly Sweater Party

Featured Products: Reindeer Bottle Sweater (in store only)

There's nothing ugly about these wallet-friendly wines! Tuli Pinot Noir and Cruz Alta Chardonnay Reserve will be masters of disguise at an ugly sweater party with these festive bottle pullovers. Tuli's velvety smooth Pinot Noir is rich with aromas of red fruit and sweet spice. The wine has medium body and finishes with some sweet vanilla toasty oak that lingers nicely. Cruz Alta Chardonnay Reserve is a lush 100% Chardonnay from the absolutely exceptional vineyards at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Tree fruit flavors are balanced by light oak aging which ends in a long finish. Enjoy all of these with light appetizers for the perfect start to a party.

The Sophisticate

Featured Product: White Stole Bottle Topper

Pertois Moriset Cuvée Selection is luxury at its finest with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, from vineyards on the southern slopes towards Sezanne. This balanced Champagne has a creamy nose with a serious and deep mid palate. Precise fruit with a long finish and fine bubbles. Drape this chic faux-fur wrap over this exceptional Champagne to add more glamour!

The Neighbors

Featured Product: Cocktail Wishes Gift Tags

Don't upset the neighbors with a bad gift! Show them how much you care with two of our favorite wines—Tesoro della Regina Pinot Grigio and Carson Ridge Paso Robles Cabernet. The Pinot Grigio has crisp apple and peach notes combined with hints of fresh orchard blossoms and a mineral backbone to energize this stunning Pinot Grigio from the heart of Italy's Veneto. The Cabernet is medium in body and possessing dense aromas and flavors of red berries, oak, and vanilla; it is an enticing Cabernet that is pure, clean, and approachable. Dress the bottles up with these gift tags for a nice neighborly touch.

The Girl Who Loves Glitter & Bling

Featured Products: Silver Tinsel Lattice Bottle Sack // Silver Glitter Star Gift Tags

In need of a good icebreaker for the hostess who likes a lot of sparkle? Depréville Demi-Sec sparkling wine is best served cold over ice and makes mixing and mingling way more fun. This French sparkler is luscious, creamy and smooth, with lingering aromas. Sweet, mellow and a very harmonious wine. Present it in this lattice tinsel wrap for an elegant display.

The Crafter

Featured Products: Chevron Cheer Bottle Tote // Solid Red Tissue

Conte Fini Pinot Grigio is a well-crafted Italian wine perfect for those who appreciate one-of-a-kind gifts. Dry and crisp with characteristic almond overtones, this 100% varietal wine features lively fruit flavors and a smooth finish. Write a sweet message on the chalkboard bottle tote to add a personal touch.

The Minimalist

Featured Products: Glossy White Collapsible Wine Bottle Gift Box // Assorted Chalk Labels

Let the wine speak for itself. This simple, yet elegant, bottle gift box allows Common Thread Red Blend to do all the talking. Just like the Minimalist, the Crimson Thread will surprise and delight. You will find luscious aromas of dark cherry and blackberry, followed by tempting hints of brown sugar spice and supple notes of vanilla.

The Glam Girl

Featured Products: Gold Sparkle Bottle Carrier (in store only) // Gold Foil Chevron Gift Tags

Rondel Gold Brut Cava is always in fashion. "More fruity than dry," this "extreme brut" is filled with soft peach and nut flavors, their fragrance lifted by white pepper and floral tones of white lilies. Serve up some serious style with this sophisticated sparkler and a matching bottle carrier!

The Gentleman Host

Featured Product: Large Herringbone Sack with Fur Cuff

Ensign Red's smooth Canadian whisky makes the perfect gift to ease winter's chill. Ensign Red is a rich and creamy whisky with hints of dark fruit and rye spiciness mellowed through aging in select oak barrels. Wrap the bottle in this faux-fur bag for cozy style.

The Risk-taker

Featured Product: Medium Red Tree Cotton Sack

For the host who likes to live on the edge! Cinnamon, spice and everything nice! Smooth and velvety, with aromas of cinnamon, caramel, and a touch of vanilla. Enjoy neat, or in your favorite cocktail. This fiery Cinnamon Flavored Whisky will set you ablaze with a finish that lingers on the palate. Be sure Catch Fire's Cinnamon Whisky makes it under the Christmas tree in this festive bottle bag.

The Hanukkah Party

Featured Products: Royal Chevron Bottle Tote (in store only) // Star of David Holographic Gift Tags

Perfect for the holidays, Starr Blu is a vodka you'll want to last longer than eight days, distilled five times and painstakingly filtered for a crisp, smooth taste, Starr Blu provides exceptional vodka distilled from the finest American grain. This chevron-print Hanukkah bag is the perfect bottle tote for the Festival of Lights.

We tasted some of these lovely wines and agree - they are party perfect.

If you're interested in having a little taste, join our Wine Wednesday in our Gift Wrap Wonderland. Grab your friends and come sip some great wines from our friends at Total Wine & More! Together, our experts and theirs will show you how to put goether a perfectly packages hostess gift! From sophisticated to playful, you'll get ideas for every hostess personality. And our experts will be on hand to show you how to wrap everything perfectly with gift wrap and bow demonstrations in our Gift Wrap Wonderland. Plus, there will be prizes every 15 minutes and the first 100 who arrive will receive a free wine tote! See below for your store's time and location.


Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store 345 Barclay Downs Drive, Charlotte, NC 28209



Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 4088 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32839


San Antonio

Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 333 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216


Ft. Worth

Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 4601 West Freeway, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107


Plano Stonebriar

Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 8460 Parkwood Blvd., Plano, TX 75024



Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 4500 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705



Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 4949 N. 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016



Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 7200 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33156



Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Container Store, 4601 Creedmoor Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27612