My Two Cents

Dan Matuszek, Founder and CEO

Brix at Village Pointe

168th & West Dodge Road

225 North 170th Street, Suite 101

Omaha, NE 68118

(402) 991-9463 (WINE)


The holidays are a special time for gatherings around the dinner table — rich with tradition and meaning. Whether an elaborate feast or a more simple meal, nothing compliments food, friends, and family quite like a good glass of wine. To help take some of the guesswork out of which wine to serve, Dan Matuszek, Founder and CEO of Brix, has suggestions for styles of wines, both red and white, that lend themselves to different types of traditional holiday meals. Check out his wine gift giving guide for those who want to show their appreciation to the chef.



MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir – Russian River Valley-Sonoma County: $19.99

Zaca Mesa Viognier – Santa Ynez Valley: $19.99


Maso Canali Pinot Grigio – Italy: $17.99

Eroica Riesling – Columbia Valley: $24.99

Beef tenderloin:

Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon – Sonoma County: $22.99

Girard Artistry Red Wine – Napa Valley: $37.99


Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah – Lodi: $19.99

Stags’ Leap Winery Petite Sirah – Napa Valley: $39.99


Chateau Mont Redon Cotes du Rhone – France: $17.99

Paraiso Pinot Noir – Santa Lucia Highlands: $24.99

Thanksgiving dinner:

Herb Roasted Turkey with Wild Mushroom Risotto

Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir – Monterey County-Santa Barbara County-Sonoma County: $22.99

Roasted Apple and Sage Stuffing

J Wrigley Vineyards Pinot Gris – Willamette Valley: $22.99

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

Robert Mondavi Winery Moscato d’Oro – Napa Valley: $19.99

Holiday entertaining:

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Quiche

Muga White Rioja – Spain: $17.99

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Pita Bread

Hall Sauvignon Blanc – Napa Valley: $19.99

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Assorted Vegetables

Tres Picos Garnacha – Spain: $19.99

Christmas dinner:

Smoked Salmon Gravlox

Chamisal Vineyards Pinot Noir – Edna Valley: $29.99

Slow Roasted Prime Rib

Parcel 41 Merlot – Napa Valley: $22.99

Chocolate and Pistachio Pie

Justin Obtuse Cabernet Port – Paso Robles: $14.99 (half bottle)


Wine Gift Giving

For the Enthusiast:

Manos Negras Malbec – Argentina: $19.99

Conn Creek Herrick Red – Napa Valley: $24.99

Gina Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay  – Russian River Valley: $27.99

For the Cellar Dweller:

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir – Santa Maria Valley: $44.99

Col Solare Red Wine – Columbia Valley: $69.99

Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley: $74.99

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