This is the time of year for hearty meals, spreading cheer and spending time with loved ones. Whether you are hosting or going as a guest, we have the perfect holiday wine pairing guide to figure out which wine to bring or serve!
There are a lot of different ways to celebrate Christmas Eve – wear matching pajamas, watch a cheesy holiday movie, play board games, eat some cookies before Santa gets them all. If you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair with these festivities and the wait for old saint Nick, look no further than our Happy Holidays Merlot!
This wine is deep red in colour and rich, full-bodied and intense. It’s lively and tangy on the palate with savoury herb, pomegranate, red currant and racy red cherry. Plus, it’s labeled with our Happy Holiday’s label which makes it the perfect addition to any holiday festivities.
Christmas Morning Brunch
If you are someone who enjoys a mimosa or two for your Christmas morning brunch, give our Secco Sparkling VQA a try! This wine is light and frothy while green apple and pear dance on the palate.
Tip: The best mimosa calls for equal parts sparkling wine to orange juice. Bonus if you can use fresh squeezed orange juice!🥂 Here’s a quick and easy recipe.
Some of the best holiday memories are shared at the dinner table. Whether you’re serving up turkey, ham, fish or something super non-traditional like pizza (hey, we’ve seen it happen!), there’s a wine out there for you. Here’s a little guide for you below:
Cooking a turkey? Serve it with our Pinot Noir VQA. This is a versatile wine that can pair nicely with any part of the turkey – dark or white meat.
Making a ham? Try our Forward Crisp Pinot Grigio Riesling. Depending on how the ham is cooked and which part of the pig you are eating, you can’t go wrong with a riesling which is a little sweeter on the palate.
Serving up some fish? Our Lighthouse Sauvignon Blanc VQA will do the trick. It’s light, crisp and fits the palate well with any type of fish you serve.
New Year’s Eve
Ah, new year’s eve – a time to celebrate everything you experienced in the previous year while toasting to all that is to come in the year ahead. What better way to do that than with a glass of sparkling wine – perhaps our Bella Red Sparkling VQA. If you love a sparkling wine but don’t want something as traditional as our Secco, we suggest you opt for this sparkling red. It has a spicy dryness to it that you’re sure to love.
This month is filled with so many amazing ways to celebrate the end of the year and new beginnings in the year to come! We hope this holiday wine pairing guide helps you choose which wines to bring or serve for any of the festivities you have approaching. Cheers!
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