Holiday Dinner Pairing Guide: 6-8 People

Not sure what wine to pair with your holiday dinner this year? Wine ConneXtion has you covered. Whether you are cooking up a ham, red meat, poultry or fish, check out our guide for the perfect choices. In addition to the type of wine that you should pair with your main course, we have included our favorite selections, including notes on how to serve each bottle!

Ham

Pair With:
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Try:
Daou Reserve Chardonnay,
$19.99
French oak aged, balances the fruit for a distinctive richness and texture.
Chill 1 hour before serving.

Hahn SLH Pinot Noir, $17.99
An explosive berry fruit wine balanced with earthy tones for a soft mouthfeel.
Serve at room temperature out of bottle.

Salmon

Pair With:
White Blend, Red Blend

Try:
Josmeyer Alsace Dreams,
$19.99
Prominent stone fruits, it’s a dry and generously structured French wine.
Chill 1 hour before serving.

Agricola Cottini Valpolicella, $17.99
Well balanced, soft red wine with great fruit flavors.
Serve at room temperature out of bottle.

Prime Rib

Pair With:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Spanish Red

Try:
McNab Cabernet Sauvignon,
$16.99
Oaky wine with a spicy warm texture.
Open ½ hour before serving at room temperature.

Raymond Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $34.99
Dense dark fruit flavors, full-bodied and well-structured with supple tannins.
Open ½ hour before serving at room temperature.

Dehesa la Granja Tinto, $16.99
Powerful, well-structured Spanish Red bursting with ripe fruit.
Open 1 hour before serving at room temperature.

Roast Chicken

Pair With:
White Blend, Red Blend, Champagne

Try:
Samas Vermentino,
$17.99
Blended with Chardonnay for a silky and well-balanced texture of tropical fruit and citrus.
Chill 1 hour before serving.

Ferrari-Carano Siena, $17.99
Plum, berry, vanilla and sweet oak notes with supple tannins and a butterscotch lingering finish.
Serve immediately at room temperature.

Roederer Brut Premier Brut, $39.99 Sale Price
A timeless champagne, exquisitely balanced with discreet fruit and subtle toast flavors.
Chill 1 hour before serving.

Pork Roast

Pair With:
Rhone Red, White Blend

Try:
Domaine Lafage Tessellae ‘Old Vines” GSM,
$13.99
A ripe, expansive, full-bodied sexy red, with fabulous purity and a great finish.
Serve immediately at room temperature.

Castello d’Alba Reserva Douro White, $12.99
Full and creamy with a mineral character balanced with tropical and citrus fruits for a very long finish.
Chill 1 hour before serving.

Lamb

Pair With:
Red Blend, White Rhone

Try:
Tolaini Valdisanti,
$19.99 Sale Price
Rich, full-bodied with deep fruit flavors framed by rich oak. Superbly balanced with fine tannins.
Open 1 hour before serving at room temperature.

Chevalier d’Anthelme Cotes du Rhone Blanc, $11.99
Light and dry with flavors of peach, white flowers, and tropical fruits.
Chill 1 hour before serving.