The Best Wine for Christmas
The holidays are around the corner, and that means getting together with friends and family around the table. Can you feel the holiday vibes already? The best way to make the most out of such special reunions and authentic feasts is with the right wine. What’s the best wine for Christmas? Read on and learn all about it. At Wine Barrica, we’ve got you covered.
Wine Barrica is a family-owned wine merchant in Malone, Florida, with a national reach through our online wine store. Wine, spirits or beer, we’re always looking for exciting bottles to bring a smile to your face! Today, let us charm you with a few extraordinary Christmas recommendations.
The Best Wines to Start the Night
No matter what you serve for dinner, every successful dinner party starts with a thirst-quenching apéritif, and wine is a wonderful choice. A few bubbles will get everyone talkative, and they’ll help break the ice. Have a bottle of fizzy wine in the fridge and greet your guests with a glass of bubbles.
Although there are many types and styles of sparkling wine, you want nothing too serious or too dry. After all, this is a party! A bottle of Brut-style sparkler is not only festive and attractively fizzy, but it’s also crowd-pleasing, so even your friends that are not all that into wine will love this one. Alternatively, start the night with a lovely Chardonnay.
Wines to try:
Sparkling Andre Brut $7.50
Kenwood Chardonnay Sonoma County $19.99
The Best Christmas Wine for Starters and Appetizers
Once everyone’s gathered around the table, it’s time to get serious. As a general rule, you should always serve white wine before red since it’s more delicate and often less boozy. White wine is also a fantastic partner for holiday salads, cheese, fried finger food, cured meat, and many other first courses and appetizers.
Here, you want to go for a crisp white wine, nothing too bold, and there are many alternatives for the category, but few beat the herbal and refreshing personality of Sauvignon Blanc. Here are a few fantastic recommendations.
Wines to try:
13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc $20.49
Cannonball Sauvignon Blanc $19.50
The Best Christmas Wine for the Main Course
It’s time to bring out the big guns, and you must decide — Either stick with white wine and serve a bold and oaky Chardonnay that will pair beautifully with roasted poultry, glazed ham and other Christmas specialties, or you go with red wine.
The best red wines for Christmas are often robust and heart-warming; after all, chilly weather is expected. Cabernet Sauvignon will undoubtedly steal the spotlight, but the more elegant and smoother Pinot Noir is also a superb choice. If you prefer to go with red wine but are serving chicken, pork or turkey, stick with Pinot Noir. If you’re serving red meat, roasts or any other hearty main course, Cabernet is a must.
Wines to Try:
Freemark Abbey Chardonnay Napa Valley 2019 $41.50
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $69.99
Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir $57.99
Now You’re Ready For An Authentic Celebration!
With the right wine in hand and the turkey in the oven, you’re ready to surprise guests and have a memorable meal. Wine is noble like that; it can really turn any reunion into a party!
This holiday season, visit Wine Barrica for your every wine, beer or spirit need. Buy by the case and get a better price and follow us on social media to save with our sales and discounts! Cheers to a lovely and restful Christmas with your beautiful family!