Planning a holiday dinner yet unsure of where to start with wine pairings? While many varietals work well with each of the proteins below, here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you find a good match within any budget.
We like to pair beef with a bold red, such as Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon. This Clarksburg-produced wine is dense and velvety with hints of vanilla and ripe black currants.
This holiday favorite plays nice with everything from a red Syrah to a white Riesling. Substance Chardonnay from Washington’s Columbia Valley has flavors of pear, apple and a hint of clove that will pair perfectly with your classic holiday entrée.
Plant-based cuisine offers endless possibilities, but you can never go wrong with bringing some sparkles to your festivities with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige. This sparkling white wine will pair great with any plant-based options.
Fish works best alongside white varietals like Pinot Gris or Chardonnay. The California-grown Rickshaw Sauvignon Blanc has bright acidity and solid minerality that will pair with any style of seafood.
Want more holiday hosting tips? Read our holiday beer pairing guide! You can also find our alcohol-free cocktail recipe, an tasty option for everyone at your dinner table.