The holiday season wouldn't be complete without enjoying a wonderful holiday wine. They can bring life to a beautifully decorated table. Not to mention enhance the flavors of a delicious home cooked feast.There are so many different directions to go when selecting the best. We've compiled our list to help you on your way.
Let's start with dessert! Sweet dessert wines may be an acquired taste for many, but one all-time classic that pairs extremely well with everything from blue cheese to chocolate are a Port from (where else?) Portugal. If you are looking for a more complex flavor profile from your Port, look for bottles marked LBV (for Late Bottled Vintage).
Pop the Cork! Of course when you think New Years, you think Champagne. But just keep in mind that, if you are planning on enjoying a sparkling wine throughout a long holiday meal, then you might also want to consider Cava (from Spain) or Prosecco (from Italy). Then, you can have the champagne ready to pop for your New Years Celebration!
Not just for summer. Roses' can be enjoyed at so many other meals during the holiday season. They aren't just for hot summer evenings. They can be very versatile. They are equally at home paired with cocktail appetizers as they are with opening stockings Christmas morning.
Not just for Reds. Traditionally during the holiday season it's all about the red wines. For good reason: many of the traditional holiday meals pair best with a bottle of red. But there is one festive occasion when it is possible to bring along a bottle of white, and that’s the Italian Celebration of The Feast of the Seven Fishes. To accompany all the seafood dishes, you’ll want to choose a versatile white such as Chardonnay, which is a proven crowd-pleaser.
Rely on Rieslings Looking for the unconventional choice? Well if there's one option that will please your palate, it's Riesling. Rieslings range from bone dry to dessert sweet, meaning there is something to satisfy every person and pair with almost every food.
Hopefully this list will help you find the perfect drink to go along with your holiday dinner. Celebrate safely and responsibly this season.