Uncork Father's Day. He deserves a toast. A few ways to honor him:
The 2007 Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva La Forra, a first-class, single-vineyard red made only in top years, full-bodied and generous. $50.
The 2008 Angelini Piazzo Barbaresco, all nebbiolo, a Piedmontese aristocrat that stands up to strong flavors with dried flowers and spice. $30.
The 2009 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, a big red with the power of Secretariat, vivid, dark, ripe and concentrated. $135.
Karlsson's Batch 2008, a single-varietal, single-batch vodka made with 2008 Old Swedish Red potatoes, a very exclusive spud that yields a very distinctive, mellow drink. $80.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label, one of blended whisky's peaks, offers bottles with complimentary personalized engraving; see johnniewalker.com. $220.
Highland Park Thor 16 Years Old, a thunderbolt of single-malt Scotch from the Orkney Islands, with spice, fruit and powerful style. $199.
Crown Royal XR, a smooth Canadian blend made with the LaSalle Distillery's last whiskeys; notes of dried fruit and spice. $130.