As Thanksgiving nears, the holiday season is in full swing. And what's a holiday gathering without wine? Wine can be a tricky thing to buy because of varying preferences and tastes. However, there are some general guidelines that you should follow when selecting your wine this year. It's the perfect drink to pair with your favorite foods and desserts. But what do you serve? What kind of wine goes best with each dish on your menu? How much should you buy for a small gathering of people? We've got everything you need to know about choosing wines for all occasions this holiday season!
The perfect wine for every occasion
It all begins with knowing what your guests prefer. Maybe they enjoy red, white, rosé, or bubbles?
We have a few suggestions of what goes best for your holiday preparation needs! Rather than trying to pair the wine to all the different components of your holiday meal, why not have a wine that works well with it all, right? We are here to tell you that light-bodied red wines are a great go-to, as you will likely want to avoid the heavy oak flavor. Why not go for a wine that will pack enough fruit and acidity to complement your holiday meal.
Another option for Thanksgiving dinner, you say? Rosé. Rosé can be a great pairing because it's in between red and white. It also offers the versatility to go with many dishes, including lighter dishes like vegetables or heavier sides such as potatoes and gravy
Holiday Wine Pairings
Coming up next, we have some delicious wine suggestions coming to you here! Red or white, what's your preference this season?
For all you red lovers out there, here are a few for you to enjoy this holiday season!
Chianti Classico Riserva: If you're hungry for a little Chianti, look no further than this bottle. It has notes of cherry and plum with woodsy flavors that are sure to please fans of dry wines or those who enjoy fuller-bodied reds! Pair it up at an Italian Christmas dinner or Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potatoes.
Beaujolais Village: Ready for Christmas? This lighter-bodied red has raspberry and strawberry accents with some zesty flavors, and it goes great with any dish. Try pairing this wine with pork loin or ham chops for an enjoyable holiday experience!
Maybe not a red wine lover, how about a few white wine suggestions for all to sip in the holidays!
Gewürztraminer: A delicious, refreshing white wine is the perfect match for your Christmas dinner. The Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer has hints of honeysuckle and rose petals with a light lemony flavor that will complement any dish on the table this season! The pairing doesn't get much better than this- try it out paired with turkey at Thanksgiving or seafood during December when you're feeling an extra indulgent treat.
Riesling: Riesling is a classic wine for drinking with appetizers and cheese plates. The mineral-rich soil in this crisp, light-bodied white grape makes it perfect for turkey day too!
The most important thing about enjoying your Rieslings is that you should remember how versatile wine can be. There isn't one specific style or taste profile that will work best all the time; everything tastes better when paired correctly according to personal preference, so experiment until finding what sounds delicious!!
No matter what wine you drink this holiday season, remember that you should always drink and enjoy wine with effortless elegance in your very own set of Palavino Aerating Wine Glasses.
Why not try a new wine this year?
Drink your way this holiday season into the new year with some delicious wine. Maybe try something new, or enjoy a bottle with some friends and family around the Christmas tree! Enjoy wine in your Palavino Glasses this holiday season!