Holiday Wine Pairing Guide

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. 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 often times 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 pairing guide.

 

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

WHITES
Glory Cellars 2014 Chenin Blanc
Panache Lane Black Muscat
le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling
Joy Cellars 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

REDS
le Cadeau Rosé Sparkling
Joy Cellars 2014 Jubilant
Glory Cellars 2015 Syrah

 

Prosciutto crostini, meatballs or savory crêpes:

WHITES
le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling
Table White Wine
Somersville Cellars 2014 Chardonnay

REDS
Table Red Wine
Joy Cellars Merlot

 

Roasted Brussels sprouts, yams, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, squash or pumpkin:

WHITES
Joy Cellars 2015 Muscat of Alexandria
Glory Cellars 2015 Valor Blend

REDS
Panache Lane Bodacious
Joy Cellars Merlot

 

Roasted turkey, goose, capon, duck, herb-filled pork chops, Cornish hen or chicken:

WHITES
Glory Cellars 2014 Chenin Blanc
Somersville Cellars 2014 Chardonnay

REDS
le Cadeau Rosé Sparkling
Joy Cellars 2014 Jubilant
Glory Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Somersville Cellars 2014 Red Meritage

 

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

WHITES
le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling
Somersville Cellars 2014 Chardonnay

REDS
Artisan 5 2013 Masterpiece
Somersville Cellars 2014 Red Meritage
Harlow Court Private Reserve

 

Cioppino, a cheese platter, shrimp scampi or homemade spaetzle:

WHITES
Table White Wine
Joy Cellars 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Somersville Cellars 2014 Chardonnay

REDS
le Cadeau Rosé Sparkling
Table Red Wine

 

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

WHITES
Joy Cellars 2015 Muscat of Alexandria
Glory Cellars 2015 Valor Blend

REDS
Joy Cellars 2014 Jubilant
Glory Cellars 2015 Syrah

 

Creamy, rich desserts like pumpkin pie, pecan pie or a Yule log cake:

WHITES
Joy Cellars 2015 Muscat of Alexandria
Ceres Radiance
le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling

REDS
le Cadeau Rosé Sparkling
Panache Lane Bodacious
Ceres Decadence

 

Fruit pies, tart tatin or fruit crumbles:

WHITES
Glory Cellars 2015 Valor Blend
Ceres Radiance
le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling

REDS
Glory Cellars 2015 Syrah
Table Red Wine