With your special occasion quickly approaching and you begin to plan your celebration, let us help you pair the wine.
If you are new to wines and are looking for a few suggestions - try a Riesling, to pair nicely with your ham and fixings. If you prefer a dry white wine then look for a Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc. As for reds, starting with a Gamay, Pinot Noir, or Merlot if you do not want anything too complex or full-bodied. If you are looking to turn up the complexity meter, then go with a great California Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah (or Shiraz if its from Australia) or a Zinfandel. Or looking for something to take you from appetizers thru to dessert? A Sparkling wine will add just the right touch!
When planning hosts should plan to uncork around eight bottles of wine for every 12 people —a typical presentation would be three white and five red.
The following are hand-selected wines and beers by our staff to pair beautifully with your upcoming special occasion: