From the menu to your table, you’ll want to consider every detail when planning a holiday meal. One thing you should never overlook is the wine. Wine lovers know just how the perfect pairing can make or break a meal, and we want to help you make sure you pair properly and impress your guests! When choosing what to serve at your holiday feast, you’ll want to select a high quality wine from a respected vineyard – but good wine doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these suggested holiday dish wine pairings.
In addition to quality, it’s important to choose a type of wine that pairs well with your holiday meal. You might even want to serve a different type for each part of your meal. The following suggestions can help you choose the right types of wine to serve.
It’s a good idea to start things off light. This will ensure your guests don’t ruin their appetite before the main course. Breaux Vineyards’ 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect choice to serve with traditional appetizers such as oysters and goat cheese. Breaux’s Equation White is versatile and pairs well with salads and other seafood appetizers.
If you will be serving red meat as your main course, you’ll want to stick with a dry red wine. Breaux Vineyards’ 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect choice for this type of meal. This full-bodied wine pairs has a a sweetness and richness on the mid-palate with a little pepper and black olive on the finish that pairs well with prime rib and roast beef.
Breaux Vineyards’ 2015 Madeleine’s Chardonnay is the perfect pairing for a turkey dinner. This fabulous wine is named after Paul Breaux’s youngest daughter and goes well with poultry like turkey or chicken as well as heavier fish like salmon and tuna.
It’s best to stick with white wine when serving seafood. Good choices include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. These types of wine help balance the rich sauce typically served with lobster and crab dishes.
Late harvest wine is the perfect choice for dessert. Breaux Vineyards’ 2006 Soleil is the ideal pairing for white chocolate, grapes with blue cheese, crème brulee and seasonal cakes.
Breaux Vineyards wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!