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Festive Wines for the Holiday Season

Festive Wines for the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Starting now turkeys are being ordered, shopping lists are taking shape and the magic of holiday traditions start to be revived as the merriest season awaits. 

We use this time to catch up with loved ones and reminisce about holidays past over good food and greater vino! Ah yes, vino. The holiday dinner table is where wines thrive. Each bottle that pops brings out the very best stories, conversations and connectivity to all who are present thus it’s essential to bring and enjoy a bottle with purpose! 

Here are our top 10 holiday wines that are versatile enough for every table and festive enough to help bring out the magic of the holiday season. 

2016 Green Valley Blanc de Blancs Schramsberg Vineyards | @schramsberg

Sip how the Presidents sip on any holiday! Schramsberg’s sparkling wines have been served at official State functions by every U.S. Presidential administration since 1972. This specific holiday bubbly features Schramsberg’s very best Chardonnay sites in the Russian River Valley! It’s a beautiful sparkler that aims to please combining brightness with caramel and nuttiness. It will warm any holiday table while accompanying your festive feast.

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages | @lovejadot

The silkiness and lightness of Beaujolais adds extra hominess to the holidays. With grapes sourced from only the finest sites within the Beaujolais-Villages appellation in Northern Beaujolais, this Gamay is exquisite. An abundance of ripe red berries gives it lots of juiciness while also being subtly tart. All around a must selection for your holiday wines!

Trapiche Terroir Series Malbec Coletto 2017 | @trapichearg

A Malbec fit for a holiday feast! This classic Argentinian Malbec from Mendoza is the perfect pairing to any meaty dish have it be beef, lamb or turkey! It’s the perfect combination of blackberry and plum with distinctive spice rounded out nicely with vanilla to finish. A truly gorgeous Malbec that will only enhance your holiday dinner discussion (and meal)!

Villa Corlo Lambrusco Grasparossa Corleto DOC 2020 | @villadicorlo

Nothing shouts HOLIDAY more than a deliciously frothy Lambrusco! A staple on every Italian holiday table, this traditional sparkling wine from Emilia-Romagna is a must-have post-meal. Its color is a deliciously intense ruby red with mouth-watering cherry and cranberry notes and is pleasantly dry. A fizz to be served slightly chilled and will immediately add that holiday sparkle and help keep those traditions alive!

Cantina santi D’antico Amarone 2016 | @cantinasanti

No holiday feast is complete without a gorgeous and opulent Amarone that will make any holiday table merry and bright! Dried raisins, plum, warming spices and jam with toastiness to finish is the quintessential holiday wine.

Anna’s Block Melville Estate Winery | @melville_winery

Bring a little Burgundy with Santa Barbara flair to your holiday table with this festive Pinot Noir! The flavors scream HOLIDAY with its Bing cherry, tangerine, specks of black pepper and savory black tea! The perfect Pinot to pair with all of your holiday sides. Think green beans, Brussel sprouts, stuffing and more!

Ramona Amarino Spritz | @drinkramona

Say hello to your new best aperitivo from RAMONA! A classic take on the Italian spritz can spruce up any holiday gathering! It’s a lightly sparkling organic wine with bitter bites and citrus with a sun-kissed sweetness. Makes for the perfect holiday aperitivo Italian style! 

Chateau du Pommard Meursault 2018 | @chateaudepommard

Buttercream, vanilla, flowers, pear, lemon. This Meursault is the perfect holiday white warming you up inside while tickling your taste buds! A great pairing for the entire meal!

Franciacorta Brut, Faccoli | @faccolifranciacorta

Coined a “Faccoli Style” their bubbles are supple and distinct producing a brut that is beckoning. Made of 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Blanc and 20% Pinot Noir, it captures a wide audience and is perfect to serve at the onset at all of your festive holiday soirées.

Rabble Zinfandel | @rabblewine

This balanced, approachable and extremely flavorful Rabble Zinfandel brings coziness and calm to any holiday. A delicious dance of bright black cherry, a zing of raspberry and soothing spice, pulls you from the dinner table towards the fireplace with a glass in hand. Not to mention this Zin pairs wonderfully with roasted meats, root vegetables and a squash medley. 

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