Perfect wines to pair with your holiday dinner
You’ve finalized your holiday meal menu and invite list, now what about the wine? New York-based Master sommelier Fred Dexheimer, founder of wine and beverage consulting company Juiceman Consulting, offers these tips for holiday hosting.“Since ham is a pink meat, I would recommend a pink wine,” said Dexheimer. In general, he likes any full bodied or sparkling rose. If you’re splurging, try “a rocking wine like the Rene Geoffroy Rose de Saignee Brut,” a sparkling rose. On a budget? Avinyo Cava Rose is a great pick.
With turkey, Dexheimer prefers fuller bodied whites. He likes Rhone whites like Roussanne and Marsanne blends from the St. Joseph or Hermitage regions of France. A Chateauneuf Blanc is also delish, he said.