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Pairing wine with holiday meals

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'Tis the season to eat turkey and other white meats! We've gone back through our tasting archive to highlight our favorite dinner pairing suggestions. These three selections from each varietal will fit in nicely with your next holiday meal. In sharing our passion for handcrafted wines, we hope we can introduce you to a wine worth rejoicing in — something appropriate to bring to the table on America's day of thanks.

Holiday Sparkling Wine Pairings
Before dinner or paired with the main event, on a celebratory occasion you can never go wrong with bubbly.

Schramsberg 2008 Blanc de Blancs: $36
Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier: $45
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut: $12

Pairing Chardonnay at Holiday Meals
One of the most popular white wine varietals in the world, Chardonnay is sure to please. It also boasts more backbone than your average white.

Chappellet Napa Valley Chardonnay: $32
Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay: $22
Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru: $141

Best Rosè to Pair with Holiday Meals
Norman Rockwell meets Cézanne? Why not! The Mediterranean essence of a dry rosé intermingling with the tart sweetness of cranberry sauce will have any wine lover thinking pink.

Iron Horse Rosé de Pinot Noir: $16
Château de Trinquevedel Tavel Cuvée Traditionnelle: $16
Regaleali Le Rose: $12

Cabernet Sauvignon Holiday Pairings
The king of Bordeaux varietals and the most beloved grape in Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignons are big and bold!

Beaulieu Vineyard Private Reserve Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon: $115
Château Brane-Cantenac Margaux: $60
Clarendon Hills Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon: $50

Pairing Syrah with Holiday Meals
A robust Rhône varietal bursting onto the American scene, jammy Syrahs are the flavor of the month.

Beckmen Vineyards Estate Syrah: $26
M. Chapoutier "Le Pavillon" Ermitage $99
Penfolds Grange Shiraz: $500

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