For the wine lovers on your gift list, California's Beaulieu Vineyard has some gift suggestions -- culinary products based on the vineyard's wines. Selections range from Zinfandel Olive Tapenade to Cabernet Sauvignon Chocolate Sauce. Each product comes with recipe cards. The products are available by calling 800-264-6918, Ext., 5232, or online at www. bvwine.com. Prices range from $6 to $22, plus shipping.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association offers these suggestions for selecting and preparing a beef roast: Meat should be a bright cherry-red color, firm to the touch and cold. Plan on about 6 ounces of cooked beef per person for holiday gatherings and about 3 ounces per person for everyday meals.