WHICH WINE FOR CHRISTMAS?
CHRISTMAS 🎄 IS COMING!
BUT…Which wine to pick?
Are you eating some Roast beef, turkey, ham, seafood, vegan dinner?
All depends of course of your dishes!
Here are a few tips to decode a wine label…all Easy &Fun!
Let’s open some Champagne, definitely perfect for such ocasion.
A good Cremant or Franciacorta can also be a perfect choice.
More about sparkling wines world and differences here
2/ Roast beef
Pick a red wine medium – intense, with dark fruits aromas, and also some spices, depending of how you cook it.
Example of wines: Syrah, Shyraz, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon…
Pick a white wine dry very aromatic with light acidity, medium intensity will be perfect.
Example of wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio…
If you are on the red team, pick a fruity dry red wine with moderate acidity.
4/ Foie Gras
A sweet white wine is a perfect pairing.
Example of wines: Sauternes, Coteaux du Layon, Alsace Gewurtraminer or some semi dry Alsace Pinot Gris.
- Sparkling wine is also a good pairing especially ones with fruity aromas when the foie gras is cooked (fried pan).
5/ Cooked ham
Pick a red wine medium intensity fruity, lith acidity and soft.
Example of wines: Grenache, Merlot…
Another interresting choise is some rosé.
Pick a white wine, quiet dry, especially for seafood.
Example of wines: Sauvignon blanc, Riesling…
If you cooked a fish, then some aromatic
Examples: Chardonnay, Torrontes, Grüner Veltiner, Pinot Grigio, Albariño…
Pick a white wine light and aromatic with fruity aromas.
Example of wines: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Viognier…
If your food is acidic (using lots of lemon / lime aromas for example), go for a Sauvignon Blanc.
If you want some red, Merlot would be a great fit.
And of course, opt for some Vegan wine .
For desserts, pick something slightly sweet and very refreshing to balance sweetness.
Example of wines: sparkling sweet Moscato (often with lower alcohol level also) or semi sweet dry wine (Alsace Pinot Gris).
Their fruity taste will compliment and bubbles can bring some freshness to balance the sweet taste, perfect with Christmas cake as “Buche”.
For chocolate based one, pick a red wine! (More about wine & chocolate here).
Merry Christmas! Cheers
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