If there’s any time of the year when libations are granted special consideration, it’s the holidays. Not to give anyone performance anxiety if you’re hosting, but holiday celebrations call for higher caliber wines, well-thought-out pairings, or simply just enough to get through Uncle Jim’s embarrassing political spiels (again).
We’ve gathered our most popular holiday wine articles from Thanksgiving through New Year’s to create a wine guide. We hope it helps you straighten out your drinking conundrums, spark dinner inspiration, choose gifts for your wine-loving friends, and end the year with a pop and a sparkle.
Entertaining Tips and Ideas
Put a few of these expert tips to use, and you’ll be the host(ess) with the most(ess).
Holiday Food and Wine Pairings
Everyone’s favorite part of the holidays is the abundant, delicious food (and maybe the fact that indulging is totally okay, it’s all part of the holiday spirit). Elevate every bite with the perfect wine.
All Occasions Call for Sparkling Wine
Did you know that when in doubt, you can open a bottle of Champagne and all your problems are solved? Sparkling wine is the default pairing, it’s the bottle that starts the party, it’s the treat at the end of a long night.
Gifting for Wine Friends
Maybe you need ideas for your wine bff, maybe you’re going to send the link with a big ol’ wink to your loved ones. Proceed wisely.
Cozy, Seasonal Cocktails
Wrap your hands around a warm mug of glühwein or treat your guests to a Port or wine cocktail. You’ll be the favorite holiday house on the block.