The holidays are a time for celebration with family and friends. You have all been working hard throughout the year, so it’s time to take some time off from your daily responsibilities and enjoy this special season. As you plan your upcoming festivities, consider incorporating wine into your holiday traditions!
Planning a holiday party? There are so many ways to make the holidays more enjoyable with wine. You can pair it with dinner, host a wine swap, participate in a wine tasting or bring some festive cocktails made with an alcohol base of red or white wine. Bring these events as gifts for friends and family members who may be hosting their own holiday parties this year.
When it comes to pairing wine with Christmas dinner, there are a few things to keep in mind. For starters, you’ll want to choose a wine that will complement the main dish. If you’re serving a roast, for example, a red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon would be a good choice. If you’re serving chicken or fish, a white wine like Pinot Grigio would be ideal. You’ll also want to make sure that the wines you pair with dinner are all of similar sweetness levels. This will ensure that the flavors of the wine don’t clash with those of the food.
Hosting a wine swap is another great way to enjoy the holidays with wine. Simply invite some friends and family members over for an afternoon of food, wine, and lots of holiday cheer! Before your guests arrive, take time to label all of the wines that you’ll be providing and create individual plates or dishes, depending on how much you plan to serve.
Once everyone arrives and has filled their plates with food and found their designated seat, you can pass around the wines and allow people to try them. Some may like certain wines more than others so it’s fun to see what people think! Get friends to bring options too so that at the end, you can all decide what you like best and swap your favorites. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to wine so be sure to set out tasting glasses so that your guests can determine which one they want to take home.
A wine tasting is another great way to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family members! You can host this event at home or in a local restaurant, depending on how much space you have available. Set out small plates of food that pair well with each different kind of wine that you are serving so that your guests don’t fill up on wine and have no room for the food.
There are so many different kinds of wines out there, it can be difficult to pick just one. Creating a festive cocktail with a wine base is another great way to enjoy this special season. Not only will you make any gathering more enjoyable if guests have specialty drinks to choose from, but mixed drinks with wine as an alcohol base are so festive and tasty!
Holiday traditions are all about gathering with friends and family. You can make your holiday celebrations more enjoyable by incorporating your favorite wines in some way. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, there’s an opportunity to incorporate wine into the festivities. So, get creative and have some fun with wine this holiday season!