THE BEST WINES FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas is fast approaching; this means one thing, you will be thinking about the sips and bites you will be offering as part of your holiday spread. There will be numerous opportunities to pop a couple of bottles of wine. If it’s your duty to provide the festive sips at a Christmas dinner, or any other holiday gathering, you might be wondering what wine will be the best or how you will make the decision on which wines to serve. Not to worry, this write-up will clear those doubts. Below are some of our lists for the best wines for Christmas and get ready to enjoy the yuletide spirit.
RUINART BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS
Since Christmas is a celebration, it means that no celebration can be complete without champagne. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a go-to for the holidays. The wine is super flexible at the table, with notes of golden apple, lemon curd, and almond. Most importantly, this brand of wine can be really enjoyed while unwrapping presents.
If there’s a Christmas brunch coming up, you can never go wrong with this Sparkling Italian wine. Prosecco does one thing; it leaves you open with plenty of options because your guest will have to enjoy the sweet tastes of white grape. Easily start your holiday season with a blend of honeydew, green apples, and creamy mineral textures. This brand of wine pairs well with fruits and baked goods covered in powdered sugar during brunch.
SANTA MARGHERITA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA
The Christmas holiday remains a perfect time to enjoy a medium-bodied red wine. The Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva is sophisticated, yet approachable, with seasonally proper notes of plums, cherries, and sweet spices. This wine can be served with both pork and beef, including any category of game meat. The more flavorful the dish, the better it will be for this wine.
OLEMA PINOT NOIR
You need to check this Pinot Noir from Olema if you crave for a slightly lighter red wine. This Sonoma County wine is a mixture of grapes from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley, which comprises the very best of both worlds. A typical Christmas dinner of ham or turkey is the perfect pairing for this wine. It has fragrant, bright, and filled with red fruits, including strawberry and cherry. It goes so well with those lighter meats, including any vegetarian dishes.
SCHRAMSBERG BLANC DE NOIRS 2015
Nothing speaks more of a Christmas holiday more than a bottle of sparkling wine. It makes everyone much more bearable, and the glowing lights from the tree reflecting off the glass full of bubbles give a special feeling. As it gets colder out, you will enjoy it more when you step outside and power your champagne with a Blanc de Noirs. It is entirely made with a red grape. The use of red grapes gives more structure to the wine.
EGLY-OURIET GRAND CRU BRUT 2009
Besides being with family, one of my top must-haves during the holiday gathering is a Champagne. It has a way of bringing happiness, warmth, friendliness, and hospitality to any get-together. Champagne is enjoyable while opening gifts during Christmas morning. It is generous with a beautiful freshness and refinement.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Choosing the ideal wine to serve at Christmas dinner may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. When pairing wine with a special Christmas meal, just concentrate on your main dish. Red wines are preferred for pork or beef while white wine pair nicely with ham, poultry, or even seafood. If you are seeking for a wine to pair with your family and friend, these selections are sure to please your holiday crowd.