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Top Wine Picks for the Holidays

By Rebecca Joerres, December 14, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres

Top 10 Wines

Our top wine picks this holiday season will suit a variety of palates – from white wine sippers to jam-y red wine lovers to bubbly enthusiasts. We’ve got reds and whites so versatile they’ll compliment whatever you have on your menu. And we won’t be undersold!

Plus, our recipe editors have pulled together an amazing selection of dishes – from apps to desserts – to help you find just the right dish for your celebration.

Don’t these suppers look delicious?

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Sip with: H&G Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A limited edition! H&G stands for “Here & Gone” so get this wine from a prime appellation while you can!

Seared Sea Scallops with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans

Sip with: La Piuma Pecorino. A snappy, balanced and unique specialty from Italy’s eastern coast.

Rex GoliathFerrari-CaranoAnd if you’re looking for the perfect cheese pairings, look no further! I spent some time at Vermont Creamery this past summer and just can’t get enough of their soft and buttery Bijou made from goat’s milk. Extra good when paired with HRM Rex-Goliath Pinot Noir to elevate it’s nutty creaminess.

I’m also completely in lust with their Cremont, a double-cream wrinkled-rind beauty whose alluring texture brings out a hint of grapefruit in Ferrari Carano Fumé Blanc.

Still reading? See all of the wines and their pairings.

What would you pair with these holiday sippers? (Besides your slippers.)

 

 

4 Comments

Comments

Deborah Thompson says ...
Great suggestions for new wines to try. We will be preparing Seared Sea Scallops for Christmas Eve so we will definitely try to pick up some La Piiuma Pecorino to enjoy with them. Thanks for sharing.
12/19/2012 8:14:46 PM CST
Jim says ...
In the first pic, I'm fairly sure that's a pork tenderloin, not beef.
12/26/2012 10:07:16 PM CST
jim matthews says ...
does your Arlington Texas store cary the Three Wishes Merlot?
01/28/2013 1:03:03 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JIM - I called the Arlington location and they confirmed that they do in fact carry the Three Wishes Merlot. Thanks!
01/30/2013 11:49:21 AM CST