Holiday Wine & Food Pairings

The time has come to start preparing for holiday celebrations and festivities. Pairing food and wine for you and your guests can sometimes be challenging, especially if you’re planning a buffet or potluck. Our number one tip? Serve an assortment of wine to satisfy a wide range of taste preferences and personalities and to complement a large variety of dishes.

The following dishes are comforting, seasonal and oftentimes rich. Determining the wines that pair well with your menu will be a snap with these pairing suggestions. Let’s make this time of the year a little less hectic with the definitive WineShop At Home holiday wine & food pairing guide.

 

Crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, stuffed mushrooms, or cheese puffs:

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Prosciutto crostini, meatballs or savory crêpes:

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Roasted Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, squash or pumpkin:

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Roasted turkey, goose, capon, Cornish hen or chicken:

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Prime rib, roasted pork, glazed ham, rack of lamb or Italian sausage stuffing:

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Cioppino, shrimp scampi or homemade spaetzle: 

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Creamy dishes like casseroles, mashed potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese or creamed spinach:

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Creamy, rich desserts like pumpkin pie, pecan pie or chocolate log:

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Fruit pies, tart tatin or fruit crumbles:

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