Dream Dinners Wine Pairings for Festive Gatherings

Holiday Entertaining, Made Easy

The busy holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the opportunity for dinner parties with friends and family. Between our November and December menus and the plentiful offerings from our Sides & Sweets Freezer, we have everything you need to self-cater a memorable, stress-free holiday party. For further ease and “Wow” factor, serve these delicious menu items with our handpicked wine pairings or consider giving these dinners as a holiday gift with a complementary bottle of wine!

November Menu Items

Honey Pecan Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Applesauce
Suggested Pairing: 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 sweetness of the honey surrounding the pork. It is a pair to not be missed!

Golden Shrimp with Parmesan Risotto
Suggested Pairing: Prosecco
Make your meal a true celebration by sipping on a glass of Prosecco while enjoying our flavorful and rich Golden Shrimp and Parmesan Risotto. The crisp, light bubble of this sparkling wine will cut through the heaviness of the risotto, resulting in an elevated dish in which each component sings!

Roasted Root Vegetable and Turkey Hand Pies
Suggested Pairing: Syrah Rosé
Who says Rosé is just for the summer? These Roasted Root Vegetable and Turkey Hand Pies scream for the slight dryness but full flavor of a Syrah Rosé. The rich sauce and earthy vegetables found in the hand pies will pair seamlessly with the peppery, full-bodied effect of this Rosé. 

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

 

December Menu Items

Pork Tenderloin Wellington
Suggested Pairing: Merlot
Similar to the depth of flavors found in our Pork Tenderloin Wellingtons, 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 that will be discovered in these delicious pork bundles. 

Classic Chicken Cacciatore
Suggested Pairing: Pinot Noir
The chameleon of wines, Pinot Noir 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.

Coconut Shrimp with Tropical Chili Sauce
Suggested Pairing: 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. 

Herb Crusted Flank Steak
Suggested Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon
It is hard to beat the pairing of a rich, bold red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon and a tender cut of red meat. The boldness of our Herb Crusted Flank Steak calls for an equally bold wine like Cabernet Sauvignon with its fruity, full-bodied flavors.

 

Desserts

French Cream Cheesecake with Apricot Pumpkin Sauce
Suggested Pairing: Riesling
Pick a slightly sweet, off-dry, Riesling for this crowd-pleasing dessert. The ultra-creamy French Cream Cheesecake, with the subtle sweet earthiness of the Apricot Pumpkin Sauce, needs the pop of brightness provided by a glass of Riesling. This pairing will have everyone reaching for seconds!

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
Suggested Pairing: Port
Only second to a tall glass of milk, Port makes the perfect pair for the rich chocolatiness of our Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes. With intense cherry and currant overtones, Port matches wonderfully with deep chocolate flavors.

We wish you and your loved ones a joyful and relaxed holiday season, with time spent gathered around the dinner table creating new memories.

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