Whimsical and Winter-Themed Wines That Are Really Good
You may be busy decorating your home for Christmas and celebrating traditions, but don’t forget to stock up on the real Christmas hero: Wine. While you may be tempted to grab a bottle with those corny “Snowman” wine labels, I’ve assembled a list of Christmas-appropriate wines that are actually good. Bonus: Their theme-appropriate labels make them perfect for those holiday inspired parties and get togethers. Most importantly, they taste delicious!
- The Bottlelegger
happy holidays CHRISTMAS sparkling - veneto
Sparkling wine with a brilliant straw-yellow color and fine and persistent bubbles. Pair it with creamy cheeses and cream sauces, vegetables, fruit based desserts, and shortbread cookies.
blanc de bleu sparkling - california
Blanc de Bleu delivers pleasant, gentle flavors with the subtlest touch of blueberries, creating the unique sparkling wine you will experience for the very first time here. Pair it with appetizers, sushi, and very light meals.
Moselland, Riesling - germany
Green apple, citrus, crisp
Louis Jadot Chardonnay - Burgundy
A fruit forward wine showing aromas of flowers and fruit flesh; it is harmonious and very pleasant.
Pair it with vegetable terrines, poultry, goat cheese but also as an apéritif.
three otters, pinot noir - oregon
Great balance, soft and smooth on the palate with fresh, red fruits on the nose, and is meant to be consumed young.
Louis Jadot Gamay - Burgundy
This plump, juicy wine has bright aromas and flavors of strawberry and black cherry. Pair with light beef and white meat dishes.`
Field Recordings ‘neverland’ cabernet sauvignon - santa barbara, CA
Layered with notes of black currant, spearmint, bacon, and smoked cedar planks, this wine seems to change almost by the second. It is plush, both in aromatics and in mouth feel, with blueberry , violets, kirsch and creme de cassis joining notes of tobacco and cola. Pair with cheese especially Gouda or Cheddar, Mushrooms, Stews, Beef or Lamb.
noval port - portugal
Ripe blackberries, smoke and orange liqueur on the nose that takes time to open. The palate is medium-bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, spice and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a very focused finish.