This year, the newest versions of a favorite American Christmas tradition are, well, untraditional. Advent Calendars now offer much more than chocolates — frozen food and canned wine anyone?

Plus, a lesser-known French bubbly our wine expert says is perfect for toasting in the New Year.

And chic new restaurants Jiang Nan and Zhi Wei Cafe are making a splash in Boston’s Chinese food scene.

It’s Under the Radar's Food and Wine Roundtable: Holiday Edition.


Jonathon Alsop, founder and executive director of Boston Wine School, author of "The Wine Lover's Devotional"

Amy Traverso, senior food editor at Yankee Magazine, co-host of the GBH series, "Weekends with Yankee," author of "The Apple Lover's Cookbook"