Ready or not, the holidays are almost upon us! If you're hosting this year, here's how to make your party stand out in the whirlwind of festivities: Prepare a signature drink. We promise that it works every time, and your guests may be talking about these fun wine cocktails for years to come.

Apple Cider Mimosa

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What better way to put a seasonal twist on everyone's favorite mid-morning quaff than by having apple cider fill in for the orange juice? The cinnamon-rimmed flutes are a nice touch, as well. We recommend using the delightful 2015 Popdust Prosecco in your mix.

Spiced Cranberry Sangria

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Dress up your sangria with some cranberry and spice this season to get your guests into the holiday spirit. This recipe calls for a rosé, and we think the Portuguese 2015 Videira Palmela DOC works beautifully. Salud!

Pumpkin Mulled Wine

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If you're someone who enjoys pumpkin-flavored everything in the fall and winter, this is the drink for you. Pumpkin and seasonal spices make this version of mulled wine a delight to sip after dinner, preferably in front of the fireplace. Try it with the fruity and smooth 2015 Le Concierge Pays Doc Merlot.