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Pairing Wine with Holiday Meals

Try one of these great wine recommendations to pair with your holiday meal

'Tis the season to eat turkey, ham and all the stuffing! We've gone back through our tasting archive to highlight our favorite selections from each varietal to pair with your next holiday meal. In sharing our passion for handcrafted wines, we hope we can introduce you to a wine worth rejoicing in and sharing at your holiday feasts.

PAIRING SPARKLING WINE WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Before dinner or paired with the main event, on a celebratory occasion you can never go wrong with bubbly.

PAIRING RIESLING WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Find out which of your holiday dishes pairs well with Riesling
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Ranging from dry to sweet, Riesling is one of the most versatile wines for pairing with food.

 

PAIRING GEWÜRZTRAMINER WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Gewürztraminer seems to shine only at the holidays. Uncork a bottle of this undervalued style and you'll soon find yourself drinking Gewürz all year round.

PAIRING CHARDONNAY WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

One of the most popular white wine varietals in the world, Chardonnay is sure to please. It also boasts more backbone than your average white.

PAIRING VIOGNIER WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

There's nothing quite like curling  up with a glass of Viognier during the holidays
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This aromatic Rhône wine is simply stunning.

PAIRING ROSÉ WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Norman Rockwell meets Cézanne? Why not! The Mediterranean essence of a dry rosé intermingling with the tart sweetness of cranberry sauce will have any wine lover thinking pink.

PAIRING PINOT NOIR WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Paul Giamatti waxes lyrical about this Burgundian varietal in the wine country road trip movie Sideways. So delicate and oh so good!

PAIRING CABERNET SAUVIGNON WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

The king of Bordeaux varietals and the most beloved grape in Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignons are big and bold!

PAIRING RED BLENDS WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Red blends can complement a variety of holiday meals
There is balance in the blend. From Chianti to Priorat, these robust reds are beloved for good reasons.

 

PAIRING MERLOT WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Cabernet Sauvignon's smooth sister, Merlot offers herbal and fruity flavors that complement red meats and rich side dishes.

PAIRING SYRAH WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

A robust Rhône varietal bursting onto the American scene, jammy Syrahs are the flavor of the month.

PAIRING ZINFANDEL WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Before it hit California, Zinfandel was a favorite varietal in America's Northeast.

PAIRING FRUIT WINES WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Grape wines aren't the only kind worth pairing with holiday meals.

PAIRING PORT, SHERRY AND MADEIRA WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Fortifed wines can be great when paired with holiday meals or sipped as an aperitif.

PAIRING DESSERT WINE WITH HOLIDAY MEALS

Dessert wines are the perfect end to any holiday meal!



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