Four Sensational Sips: Wines to Match Every Holiday Dish
With so many people and palates arriving at your doorstep to celebrate the season, it’s important to offer an array of adaptable wines that pair with a variety of fall and winter fare. Here to the rescue is a budget-friendly selection of foolproof wines that promise perfect pairings every time.
Whether your feast features everyone’s favorite traditional treats or your table is filled with a diverse assortment of tastes from around the world, these wines are a sure thing for simply delicious pairings.
2012 Bonterra Chardonnay (Mendocino) This fresh, flavorful wine from Bonterra, America’s pioneer in organically farmed wines, delights the palate with a bite of crisp apple, drops of honey, and hints of toasted almonds. It’s oh-so-elegant alongside roast turkey, creamy yams, and vegetables au gratin. (Suggested retail price: $13.99)
2011 Bonterra Zinfandel (Mendocino) Zinfandel is America’s wine, and this polished, balanced zin from Bonterra’s organic, cool-climate vineyards in Mendocino is a smooth companion to pork, spicy stuffing, and braised meats. (Suggested retail price: $15.99)
2012 Jekel Vineyards Riesling (Monterey) An obvious choice for flawless pairings with traditional foods, this wine is also particularly well suited to dishes with a bit more global flair. Its burst of acid, derived from its origins in Monterey’s rugged Arroyo Seco AVA, makes it ideal with your famous Christmas curry, as well as holiday favorites like spiced ham and sweet potatoes. (Suggested retail price: $15.99)
2012 Five Rivers Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) A classic Santa Barbara Pinot Noir with notes of cherry and spice, this wine goes everywhere with everything. It transitions beautifully from turkey to tagine, and is the ideal choice for a feast that features a dizzying assortment of flavors. (Suggested retail price: $14.99)
These four faves will take the guesswork out of great pairings for your holiday parties, family gatherings, and seasonal celebrations! Plus, these wines also make welcome hostess gifts, guaranteed to make a flavorful impression.
Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season filled with fabulous flavors!