November and December 2020 Wine Pairings

Enjoy the holidays this year with one less thing to worry about on your to-do list.

We have you covered with dinner and wine pairings from our November and December menu as well as desserts. The holidays may look a little different, but festive family meals are still on the menu!

 

November Menu Items

 

Honey_Pecan_Pork_RoastHoney Pecan Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Applesauce

Suggested Pairings: Zinfandel
Subtle notes of dried fruit and spice pair beautifully with the slight tart zing of the pork’s cranberry applesauce while still holding up to the honey’s sweetness surrounding the pork. It is a pair to not be missed!

 

coconut_shrimp_with_tropical_chili_sauceCoconut Shrimp with Tropical Chili Sauce

Suggested Pairings: Sauvignon Blanc
The bright, citrus undertones of Sauvignon Blanc sing when paired with our tender shrimp encrusted in toasted coconut and dipped in a zingy tropical chili sauce. Without cutting or muting flavors in this delicious dish, Sauvignon Blanc highlights and brings attention to all the layers of flavors. 

 

classic_chicken_cacciatore_noodlesClassic Chicken Cacciatore

Suggested Pairings: Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir, the chameleon of wines, makes the perfect pair with the zesty and flavorful Chicken Cacciatore. Matching the same earthy and acidic tones found in this classic dish, Pinot Noir highlights every depth of flavor.

 

rustic_roasted_tomato_soupRoasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Bites

Suggested Pairings: Sangiovese
Take a trip to Italy with this perfect pairing. The dry yet full-body Sangiovese makes a fabulous companion to this rustic tomato soup filled with herbs and fire-roasted tomatoes.

 

 

December Menu Items

 

pork_tenderloin_wellingtonPork Tenderloin Wellington

Suggested Pairings: Merlot
Like the depth of flavors found in our Pork Tenderloin Wellington, Merlot writes its own story with every sip! The layers of berries uncovered in Merlot match and compliment the layers of buttery puff pastry dough, herbed cheese, and tender pork in these delicious pork bundles.

 

Chateau_ChickenChateau Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce

Suggested Pairings: Chardonnay
Our Chateau Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce and oaky smooth Chardonnay are a match made in heaven. Chardonnay is known as a crowd-pleaser for a reason, supplying a buttery palate that will shine alongside a nutty almond butter sauce. 

 

beef_bourguignonBeef Bourguignon

Suggested Pairings: Burgundy
A rich, bold Burgundy is the classic accompaniment to a traditional beef bourguignon, especially since the dish is made with this wine. So open a bottle and unwind while this dish slowly cooks and fills the house with comforting aromas.

 

french_cassouletFrench Chicken Cassoulet

Suggested Pairings: Malbec
Although a crisp white seems like the obvious choice for this dish, it is really a dry fruit-forward Malbec that will elevate this meal. The dry edge of a Malbec perfect cuts through the rich stew and buttery breadcrumbs, making every bite irresistible.

 

Desserts

 

french_cream_cheesecake_with_apples_and_cranberry_sauceFrench Cream Cheesecake with Apples and Cranberry Sauce

Suggested Pairings: Riesling
Pick a slightly sweet, off-dry Riesling for this crowd-pleasing dessert. The ultra-creamy French Cream Cheesecake with the tart sweetness of the Apples and Cranberry Sauce needs the pop of brightness provided by a glass of Riesling. This pairing will have everyone reaching for seconds!

 

apple_crispApple Crisp

Suggested Pairings: Gewürztraminer
Gewürztraminer will absolutely sing when paired with this sweet and slightly tart dessert. The subtle cinnamon in the oat crumble is perfectly aided with the slightly sweet and tangy Gewürztraminer.

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