Christmas Pairing

Christmas-wine

It will be Christmas soon !

So we are all getting ready : Presents, Santa costume, decoration, beautiful christmas tree … And if you are the lucky one to host your guests this christmas, than you already start worrying about food and wine !

Not only which food, but with which wine ? Don’t worry, It’s not big deal : Have a look below and you will find exactly how you can pair your delicious turkey or your roasted beef with a sumptuous wine 😉

Recipe N#1 : Turkey 

Good news : Turkey dishes can be enjoy with both Red and White wine ! Easy isn’t it 😉 . It really depends on what your guests prefer. So, I would recommend to serve it with a Pinot Noir as a red wine and a delicate Chardonnay as a white wine.

Italian Style Turkey crown with roast garlic & pancetta & lemon ciabatta stuffing 

Recipe N#2 : Goose

A Gewurztraminer ! A bolder choice still for Christmas. Obviously it’s not to everyone’s taste but if you serve a slightly spicy stuffing, especially one that contains dried fruits and/or ginger it would make a great match. Again look for a top quality wine with some intensity from Alsace or New Zealand which is making some great examples 

Gordon’s Christmas Goose

Recipe N#3 : Duck

Again, the Pinot Noir will be the perfect match . The common factor is that duck is a fatty meat that tends to need a wine with some sharpness and acidity to cut through and some ripe fruit to contrast with the rich flesh (duck is often cooked with fruit).

Tender Duck Pineapple and Red Curry

Recipe N#4 : Beef

For any beef in sauce, the Syrah (also Called Shiraz) will do the trick ! I can recommend a Yarden Syrah : Full-Bodied , Classic smoky, blackberry and earthy characters of Syrah.

Roast Beef with french oignons

Recipe N#5 : Fish

Pair it with a delightful Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay and your guests will be stunned ! But, be careful not to choose a too fruity one .

Simple Roasted Salmon

All the recipes come from bbcgoodfood.com , simply cause i love the fact that every recipe is well described, you have indication in case one of your guest is allergic to anything, and you also have a rating from people ! Amazing food website !