Picking Wine for the Holidays

December 18, 2014 12:00 am

The Holidays are the time for great food, great friends, and of course a wonderful bottle of wine!  When planning your traditional holiday dinner, finding the best wine is an integral part of the planning process.  Tim Elliott with the Honest Cooking web site gives a wonderful overview of the best wines to serve with your holiday celebration.

Champagne – Champagne is a very versatile wine which can pair with almost any entrée. If your main entrée is on the hearty side then pick up a rosé Champagne that can even be a nice match for a standing rib roast.

Cabernet Sauvignon – Most years a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine is a favorite on many Christmas tables. It is the perfect match with beef rib roast with roasted potatoes.

Full-bodied Whites – Not everyone enjoys red wines so you might need a full-bodied white wine for some at the table. Chardonnay can stand up with the most hearty dishes.

Sweet Wines – Everyone loves dessert during the holidays.  Finishing a fine meal with dessert also provides an opportunity to enjoy sweet wines. There are many to choose from that are made from late harvested grapes.

Choosing a great wine to match with your meal does not need to be a difficult decision.  Our friends at Alfalfa Winery in Topsfield has a wide selection of wines that you can sample at your convenience.

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