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World Wine Guys Choose Wines for Father's Day Gift Giving

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Three Bottles Mike and Jeff Recommend from Croatia, South Africa, and New Zealand

The World Wine Guys, Mike and Jeff, visited us on "Whole Living" today with a slew of thoughtful Father's Day gift ideas from the wine aisle. Instead of just grabbing bottles to pair with food, their wine picks have creative connections to Dad's interest, whether it's wine, golf, music, or pets. Here's a sample.

Witty Picks for Any Dad
Feudi di San Gregorio Irpinia Patrimo 2005: From Southern Italy, this 100% percent Merlot's name, "Patrimo," translates as "For My Father." ($170)
Domaine Parent Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2008:  Your dad is, after all, your parent! ($15)

For the Rocker
Whitesnake Zinfandel 2008: Your pops won't have to ask "Is This Love?" when he unwraps this successful joint venture of David Coverdale and Sonoma winemaker Dennis De La Montanya. The winery often collaborates with wine-loving musicians, so poke around for other rockin' bottles. ($32)

For the Golfer
Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2007: The former pro's red blend gets consistently high scores from reviewers and usually sells out. ($35)

For the Grill Master
Craggy Range Te Kahu 2009: A fantastic value, this Bordeaux-style blend pairs perfectly with steaks and burgers on the grill. Dad's a little craggy, too, right? ($15)

For the Movie Buff
Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Claret 2008: This hearty Bordeaux-style blend would be a good gift for your godfather. You could also get the winery's Director's Cut Zinfandel at the same price. ($20)

For the Dog Lover
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2007: This South African Bordeaux-style blend is named for a pooch who loyally kept watch over the vineyards for many years. He's right there on the label.($20)

For the Nascar Fan
Jeff Gordon Napa Valley Joie de Vivre 2006: This Cabernet-Merlot-Syrah blend is a favorite of Mike and Jeff's, who suggest using the codes WWG and HEATWAVE at checkout for discounts on wine and shipping fees. ($61)

For the Football Fan
Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2008: Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe is the owner of this winery. ($85)

For the Wine Geek
Saints Hills 2008 Dingač: Wines from Crotia are the next big thing among wine geeks, so even if you've never heard of Plavac Mali, trust us on this one. It's kind of like Zinfandel except really hip. ($59.99)

For the Guy Who Has Everything
2009 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha: A pricy Port is an indulgence he might not give himself. ($189.99)

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