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5 Quick Tips for Pairing Wines with Christmas Dinner


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5 Quick Tips for Pairing Wines with Christmas Dinner

Wine suggestions to accompany Christmas dinner. Whether your serving ham, turkey, goose or prime rib -there is a red and white wine recommendation that is sure to please the guests gathered around your table.

 

Wines to Serve with Ham

 

Baked, smoked, or honeyed hams beg for wines with a dash of sweet. A German Riesling with a touch of residual sugar, made lighter in style and a bit lower in alcohol will hop on the ham pairing wagon with plenty of food-friendly acidity and crowd-pleasing palate appeal. Alsatian Rieslings tend to bring more body, significantly less sugar, and a richer palate profile than their German wine cousins, and are capable of handling a wide range of pork-themed options with a wine focus on weight and pairing presence. Red wines that can accommodate ham happenings tend to be lighter in body and overall style. Beaujolais, Pinot Noir (especially from Burgundy or California's Russian River Valley), and Spain's Tempranillo grape often exhibit subtle tannins with an easier going pairing profile. Scissors-32x32.png

http://wine.about.com/od/holidayswithwine/a/Christmasdinner.htm

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