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Holiday Wine Pairing Guide

holiday wine pairing

Hattiesburg, MS

The holidays are a perfect time to gather together and enjoy family and friends. For some of us, that means enjoying some fine wine with our holiday meal, desserts, and snacks. This year, don’t let the holidays stress you out by worrying about what kind of wine to serve with each meal. Instead, your Hattiesburg wine store, Lincoln Road Package Store, has an easy to follow wine pairing guide.

Beaujolais

A light-bodied red wine that is easy to drink that even those who love white wine will still enjoy. With its fruity aroma, it pairs deliciously with turkey or pasta dishes. It also goes well with a variety of dishes that are found on many holiday tables.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a special, fresh batch of seven- to nine-week-old wine that is released around the holidays. It’s usually the only time you can find this wine on the shelves at your local liquor store, so keep your eyes out or ask one of our associates for help locating a bottle at our store.

Zinfandel

Known as a California red wine, so many people love this wine that it has its own nickname, “Zin.” It is full of flavor and has a high alcohol content. Careful not to confuse this wine with White Zinfandel, which is a much lighter, sweet blush wine made from the same grapes. Zinfandel, on the other hand, pairs well with holiday meats such as ham, roast beef, and turkey. Spicy foods also compliment this delicious wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Another popular wine with a nickname, this red is commonly referred to as “Cab.” It is produced in many countries throughout the world including France, Italy, Austrailia, South Africa, and Chile. Cabs are known to be medium- to full-bodied, rich in flavor, but with fruity overtones. It pairs well with holidays meats like ham, duck, roast beef, and strong cheeses.

Pinot Noir

This red wine is packed with multiple layers of flavors, which makes it a great pairing with many popular holidays meals, especially anything with turkey. It has a smooth and bright flavor, mild enough for most palates.

Pinot Grigio

Known as an Italian white wine, it also pairs well with many holiday feasts, and even can be sipped during cocktail hour without any food.

Sauvignon Blanc

A dry, white wine that pairs with your full-flavored holiday dishes. It is produced all over the world, and presents a light- to medium-body, although it can be acidic. It’s a good white wine to offer throughout the holidays.

Dessert Wines and Liqueurs

Many people get intimidated trying to pair wine and liqueurs with their holiday desserts, but don’t be! Port wines or wines that are clear with fruit-based flavors such as blackberry or apple go well with desserts.

Wine for the Holidays in Hattiesburg

Still not sure which wines to pair with your holiday meal? At Lincoln Road Package Store our experts can point you in the right direction to get your party started with cocktails, down through the final course – dessert.

Lincoln Road Package Store has what you need. We offer a wide variety of brands, and can even help you find the best one for you. We also offer a great selection of other great tasting spirits, as well as fine wine. To learn more about what we offer, please contact our store by calling (601) 268-3677 or send an e-mail to jamiefarris@gmail.com.

Lincoln Road Package Store is there to serve the adult beverage needs of customers in the area of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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