From Our Family to Yours: A Guide to Holiday Wine Pairing

Posted: November 19, 2021

 

 
Start the Meal With a Pop!

Sparkling Wines are a festive way to kick off your holiday meal. Go classic with a traditional bubbly like our South Shore Wine Company Sparkling Riesling or try something new with our South Shore Wine Company Pét Nat.

 

Pair Up for the Main Event

Everyone builds their Thanksgiving plate differently, so your best bet is to provide a couple of options for pairings. Two crowd pleasers that will pair as well with turkey as it will with prime rib are Mazza Chautauqua Cellars Lemberger and Shore Wine Company Grüner Veltliner.

 

Sign Off with a Little Something Sweet

Our Mazza Vineyards Port is a traditional dessert wine that doubles as a digestif, making it an ideal pairing for pie and ice cream after a bountiful meal.

 
Wishing you a safe and enjoyable holiday season, from all of us at Mazza!

 

 

More Holiday Wine Suggestions by Location:

 

 

South Shore Wine Company

Our entire South Shore Sparkling collection is great for every celebration, especially our Pét Nat and Sparkling Rieslings. The Sparkling Riesling is a great fit with turkey and pork as well as with appetizers and many traditional side dishes.

Our Grüner Veltliner (known for its fantastic food pairing capacity) and Unwooded Chardonnay will complement the whole meal, (the Grüner will be especially fantastic with green bean casserole!)

Our Carmine and The Perfect Red are great options for the dry red wine lovers at your table. Charcuterie and Prime Rib are just a couple of pairing suggestions for these delicious wines.

 

Mazza Vineyards

The Getaway canned bubbly is a great option for a toast to get things started (be sure to visit South Shore for a full complement of sparkling wines!)

Mazza Vineyards Riesling is a natural pairing for both turkey and ham, also works harmoniously with a variety of side dishes and appetizers, while our Chardonnay is wonderful with roast turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

For Red Wines, our Cabernet Franc and Merlot are universal, and will suit all red wine lovers; they are especially suited to grilled and roasted meats.

Mazza Vineyards has an array of natural dessert offerings including our Ice Wine of Vidal Blanc, Port, and Sherry.

 

Mazza Chautauqua Cellars / Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing

Both Rieslings and our Gewürztraminer lend an old world feel and are an amazing complement to traditional holiday food. A nice minerality shines in the Rieslings, and Gewürztraminer contributes a bit of spiciness.

Lemberger is a great red option that will work well with poultry, ham, or red meat, and Mazza Chautauqua Cellars Merlot should satisfy the full-bodied red wine lover.

Don’t forget the spirits and beers! Five & 20 Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye Whiskey with a Balsam vermouth of your choice will make the quintessential holiday manhattan, and one a bottle of one of our barrel aged beers is a great way to celebrate the season.

 
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season, from all of us at Mazza!