Holiday Wine Pairings

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Holiday Wine Pairings

Wondering what wine to serve with your holiday meal? Robin Giangrade, independent wine consultant, shares these tips on which wine varietal to pair with standard Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hannukah favorites.

Thanksgiving
  • Baked Brie or Crab Dip Appetizer - Sparkling Wine
  • Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Soup - Chardonnay
  • Turkey and ALL the fixin's - Petit Verdot, Merlot, Zinfandel or Syrah
  • Pecan Pie - Moscato
  • Chocolates - Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Christmas
  • Christmas Brunch (with sausage and egg casserole) - Sparkling Wine or Mimosas
  • Christmas Dinner (with Roast Beef or Prime Rib) - Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec
  • Pumpkin Pie - Moscato
Alternative Lowcountry Menu
  • Shrimp and Grits - Chardonnay
  • Hoppin' John and Gumbo - Zinfandel or Syrah
  • Mud Pie - Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Hannukah
  • Latkes - Sparkling Wine or Chardonnay
  • Brisket - Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Enjoy your holiday meal, because after all is said and done..."the best food and wine pairing is wine that makes the food taste better and food that makes the wine taste better!"
 
 
robin.giangrandeRobin Giangrande is an independent wine consultant with Wine Shop at Home which brings wine tastings and wine education to you at your home or office. Robin notes that she "always has a lovely selection of limited edition artisan crafted wines from Napa Valley, which can be ordered through my website or at a private wine 

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