The holiday season has quickly come upon us and for a lot of us, that means a lot of dinners and parties. When these events are being planned, you need to think especially careful about the wines that you are going to serve. Serving the right wines are just important as what foods you serve to go along with them, how you decorate your home, and who you have over to enjoy your festivities. The right wine being served with the right dish will make your Christmas and/or New Year's guests elated and ecstatic.
No matter whether you are serving the traditional ham or something more exotic like duck, prime rib, and spicy Asian dishes, the best wines to serve with Christmas dinner typically are acidic and full-bodied red and white wines. Some of these wines include Savennieres from France, Semillon from France, Syrah from South Africa, Gewurztraminer from Germany. These aromatic and bold wines will have your guests feeling festive, and truly ready to marvel at all of the magic that the holiday season has to offer.
Champagne and Sparkling Wine are the traditional alcoholic drinks that are served on New Year's Eve. You may be confused about the difference in sparkling wines, but we will help you. Champagne is a sparkling wine that is only made in the Champagne region of France. Prosecco comes from Italy and Cava comes from Spain. Sparkling wines have a lot of ranges when it comes to sweetness. These ranges include brut (the driest wine available), extra brut, brut-dry, demi-sec, and doux (the sweetest sparkling wine available). For a New Year's party, it is a good idea to have a variety of them available to appease all of your guests.
If you serve these beverages to your holiday guests, they will not only love them but they will make the holidays of you and your guests merry and bright.