Wines for the Holidays?

I asked on Thanksgiving, so I’ll ask for this holiday too – what is on your menu for Christmas/Holiday  dinner?

We’ll be celebrating Christmas this year, and I’m thinking we will once again start with a lovely Greenhill Blanc de Blancs.  This sets the tone, especially with cheese and crackers as you gear up for the big meal.  Tomorrow I may grab dad and head to Greenhill for blanc de blancs with caviar pairing. I’ve never done that, and it could be really fun.

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For dinner, which will be steak this year, I want something really big and bold, something that will wow me and play off a medium rare cut of filet very well.  My first thought was to pair with the Linden Hardscrabble Red I bought a week or so back.  That could be an incredible match.  It’s a really amazing blend with dark fruit and earth that will complement the steak well.  A stronger red like a Tannat could be good too, but it may overpower the flavors in the meat.  Perhaps it’s a good time to open the RdV Seven Silos Cab Franc, and see what that is about?

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What’s on your table for the holidays, whichever ones you celebrate?

2 thoughts on “Wines for the Holidays?

  1. Just like the WHOs down in Who-ville we are having roast beast…so we have our choice of a couple of Arterra… Tannat or Cab Franc (great gift we received). There is also a blend from La Bauge in Quebec, Ca – TERRO that should go nicely. My guess is all three will be gone at the end of the day. Merry Christmas!

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