Elevate Your Holidays: Your Guide to Wine Pairing Perfection

As winter wraps its arms around us and we gather 'round the table with loved ones, let's dive into the enchanting world of wine pairing. Picture this: a warmly lit room adorned with flickering candles, where the clinking of glasses mingles with joyous laughter and the tantalizing aroma of a meticulously prepared holiday feast.

In the midst of this joyful gathering, think of the wines as the conductor of a beautiful symphony. Each bottle, carefully chosen, contributes its unique notes to the evening's melody, weaving together a tapestry of flavors that perfectly complement the delicious dishes before you.

This year, our team of wine experts has simplified things for you. Here are their top wine pairing selections, guaranteed to elevate your experience to a whole new level of success:


Holiday Wine Pairings

Sparkling Start: Bubbles & Appetizers! 

Let's begin your evening with a touch of sparkle. These sparklers shine with appetizers like cheese platters, crab cakes, oysters, or simply on their own.

Luxe Choice: Arlaux Brut Grande Cuvee Premier Cru Champagne NV
Affordable Gem: Scrimaglio Piemonte Chardonnay Sparkling Brut

Turkey's Best Companions: Chardonnay or Pinot Noir 

Choosing the right wine for your turkey dinner depends on your gravy and other accompaniments. A chilled glass of elegant Chardonnay can enhance the turkey's richness, while a beautiful Pinot Noir with red fruit notes complements fruity sauces.

White Wine Enthusiast? 2021 Marcel et Blanche Fevre-Fevre Chablis
Prefer Red Wine? 2021 Domaine Poulleau Pere Et Fils Les Prevoles Beaune

Prime Rib Roast Best Friends: Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot 

When it's prime rib on your plate, the choice of wine is key. Opt for the bold Cabernet Sauvignon or the smoother Merlot; both harmonize beautifully with the richness of prime rib.

Cabernet Lover? 2018 Cavus Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District.
Prefer Merlot? 2016 L'Esprit Du Beau Pere Lalande De Pomerol.

Indulge in Green Bean Casserole: Sauvignon Blanc 

For your delightful green bean casserole, let the crisp acidity of Sauvignon Blanc work its magic. It complements the creamy casserole while adding a refreshing contrast.

Try the 2022 Domaine Roland Tissier et Fils Les Caillottes Sancerre.

For the Sweet Toothed: Pecan Pie & Sweet Wine 

When it's time for a sweet finale, don't forget the wine. Pecan pie, with its nutty richness, demands a sweet companion. Whether it's the Late-Harvest sweetness or the Sauternes complexity, both wines add a delightful dimension to your dessert.

Sauternes Lover? 2011 Chateau Suduiraut 1er Cru Sauternes 375ml
Craving Late Harvest? 2010 Calyptra Solvita Late Harvest Cachapoal Valley Sauvignon Blanc 375ML

Want even more suggestions? Here’s a list of our TOP Holiday wines of all time:

2019 Scrimaglio Barolo DOCG
2018 Soutard Cadet Cuvee Victoire Saint Emilion Grand Cru
2015 Scopone Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
2017 Talosa Filai Lunghi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano DOCG
2021 Luciano Arduini Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore
2020 Cerro Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2020 Guerrieri Montepulciano Blend 'Guerriero della Terra'
2019 Heir Apparent Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

Mix and match & enjoy free shipping when you order 6 or more!

Want something even simpler?

Explore our top holiday picks, now in convenient 6 or 12 packs, all delivered right to your doorstep with shipping included.

Holiday Gift Pack 6 x 750ml

Holiday Gift Pack 12 x 750ml

Napa Valley Luxury Sampler 6x750ml

As you embark on this holiday season filled with moments of shared joy and exquisite flavors, consider making your wine selections from Bighammerwines.com. As a leading online wine retailer based in San Diego, CA, Bighammerwines has been a trusted source for fine wines since 2009. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the fact that most of our curated wines boast 90+ ratings from independent critics. With a founder recognized as one of only 300 certified Italian wine Ambassadors and a Master of Wine on staff, our expertise ensures that every bottle is a carefully chosen masterpiece.

This holiday season, elevate your festivities with the exceptional wines curated by Bighammerwines—a choice that reflects a commitment to excellence and a passion for the artistry of fine wine. Cheers to creating lasting memories with every sip!

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