Rated 16/20 by Gayot, this 2012 "Black Bee" Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel sells for $75. Velvety and buoyancy, this Howell Mountain region grape wine is bursting with sticky black fruits with notes of cracked black pepper and sturdy tannins.
Tip: If you find yourself staring at the wine menu and get lost with the Zinfandels, stick to vintage years that are even. It's a broad and silly tip, but you'll get better odds finding a stellar wine this way than winning at a Roulette table in Monte Carlo.
The best Zinfandel deserves to be enjoyed in your Oscar de la Renta best. Nix the black tie-back heels for something nude and strappy. This ready to wear dress comes from his 2015 Spring season.
Leaf Embroidered Cage Cocktail Dress
Look what I found at lulus.com. There's something sinful about pairing a four-digit cocktail dress with two-digit heels. Love that!
Wild Diva Lounge Cecily T-Strap
When you're wearing such a delicate lace and feminine dress as pictured above, you need to balance that with a strong, masculine piece of jewelry. Don't go overboard. You don't want to look like a drag queen.
Swarovski Silver Tone - Jet Faceted Nirvana Ring