I am so excited that it’s finally hit December so I can start celebrating Christmas! I always like to give each holiday their appropriate time and not celebrate the next holiday until the current one has ended. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m in top gear, full speed ahead to Christmas.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is having and attending holiday parties which always have a lot of good food and wine. And when I say food, I mean cheese. There’s really nothing better than wine and cheese. I thought that it might be handy for the holiday season to give a few holiday wine and cheese paring tips so you can feel like a professional sommelier when you show up to your next holiday party. You’ll definitely be a hit if you bring these wines and cheeses to your next party! I’ve teamed up with Latah Creek Wines who sponsored this post to make these suggestions, because they’ve got some really amazing wine!
Riesling pairs nicely with a soft goat cheese. Rieslings can range from dry to very sweet and you want to have a cheese that doesn’t overpower their delicate flavor. Try pairing with the 2013 Latah Creek Riesling.
Malbec pairs nicely with an aged Manchego. The nutty, sweet and tangy flavor of manchego goes well with malbecs. Try pairing with the 2011 Latah Creek Malbec.
Pinot Gris pairs well with mozzarella. The hints of citrus in the pinot gris goes well with the delicate taste of mozzarella. Try pairing with the 2014 Latah Creek Pinot Gris.
I hope you’ve found these holiday wine and cheese pairing tips handy! Let me know if you have any great wine and cheese combinations in the comments section below!
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