Drink picks for a graduation celebration

The sophisticated, mature and refined 2004 Moet &

The sophisticated, mature and refined 2004 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne ($60). Photo Credit: AP

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Can it already be here? Yes -- it's time to toast the multitalented graduating class of 2013.

BA -- The balanced, elegant and rich 2010 Ram's Gate Sangiacomo Chardonnay ($62).

BS -- The vivid, aromatic and meticulous 2010 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir ($42).

BBA -- Johnnie Walker Double Black ($40), the newest Scotch in the repertoire; like JW Black squared.

MBA -- The know-all-the-angles 2010 Justin Vineyards Isosceles ($62), a Bordeaux-style red blend in the black with fruit.

MFA -- An evocative, stylish taste, Pisco Portón ($40) from Peru, a white spirit, smooth and distinctive.

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MSW -- Concentrated and rewarding, the 2010 Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($80) is both intense and accessible with notes of cassis and cherry.

RN -- The 2008 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva ($35), a reliable, supple, satisfying red to make you feel good all year.

PhD -- The sophisticated, mature and refined 2004 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne ($60), which pops its cork with anticipation and rewards all.

JD -- The complex, celebratory Highland Park Loki ($249), a 15-year-old single-malt Scotch from the producer's smoky-sweet, vanilla and mischievous Valhalla series.

MD -- A sensational and, of course, good-for-you red wine, the 2010 Archery Summit Estate Pinot Noir ($150), in the upper-tier of pinots from Oregon or any other state.

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