Our Ultimate Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide

Our Ultimate Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Pumpkin Pie

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 suggestions. Make this time of the year a little less hectic with the definitive WineShop At Home Holiday Wine & Food Pairing Guide, prepared by our Winemaker, Alex Reble.

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide

Crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, stuffed mushrooms or cheese puffs (gougères)

REDS

le Cadeau Rosé Sparkling

Joy Cellars 2018 Jubilant

Table Red Wine

WHITES

Fleur Bleu White Bouquet

Adagio 2016 Minuet

le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling Wine

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Meatballs

Crostini, meatballs or savory crêpes

REDS

Family Ranch 2018 Cabernet Franc

Credia Red Wine

Moderna 2018 Tannat

WHITES

Table Rosé Wine

Credia White Wine

Talmage Cellars “Happy Holidays” Semi-Seco Sparkling

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Roasted Brussels sprouts

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

REDS

Sunfish 2017 Mola Mola

Talmage Cellars “Happy Holidays” 2016 Merlot

Credia 2018 Merlot

WHITES

Family Ranch Heritage

Glory Cellars 2018 Chardonnay

Joy Cellars 2016 Euphoria

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Roasted turkey

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

REDS

Somersville Cellars 2018 Red Meritage

Glory Cellars 2017 Hero’s Blend

2018 Artisan 5 Cabernet Sauvignon

WHITES

Talmage Cellars “Happy Holidays” 2017 Chardonnay

Moderna Artist’s White Blend

Frisch Spring Song Blend

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Stuffed roast pork

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

REDS

Glory Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Adorn 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc

Joy Cellars 2018 Tempranillo

Talmage Cellars “Happy Holidays” 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

WHITES

le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling Wine

Credia 2018 Riesling

Somersville Cellars 2018 White Meritage

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Green Bean Casserole

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

REDS

Credia 2018 Merlot

Family Ranch Legacy

WHITES

Panache Lane Flamboyant

Table White Wine

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Pumpkin Pie

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

REDS

le Cadeau Rosé Sparkling Wine

Ceres Goddess

WHITES

Table Rosé Wine

Credia 2018 Gewürztraminer

 

Winemaker's Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Guide - Berry cherry fruit crumble

Fruit pies, tarts or fruit crumbles

REDS

Panache Lane Bodacious

Table Red Wine

WHITES

Adagio 2016 Minuet

Ceres 2018 Symphony

Family Ranch 2018 Orange Muscat