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50+ holiday-ready wines you can find at Dallas stores – The Dallas Morning News

Summary

When hosting holiday meals and parties, you put lots of thought into the food you’ll serve. But what about the wines? They deserve your attention, too. For 15 years, The Dallas Morning News Wine Panel has picked wines for many holiday foods and occasions, from Thanksgiving dinners to toasting the New Year. This year, we’ve compiled a guide for choosing wines for holiday meals and parties. Read on for wine pairing tips, budget-friendly party wines, and a slew of…….

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When hosting holiday meals and parties, you put lots of thought into the food you’ll serve. But what about the wines? They deserve your attention, too. For 15 years, The Dallas Morning News Wine Panel has picked wines for many holiday foods and occasions, from Thanksgiving dinners to toasting the New Year. This year, we’ve compiled a guide for choosing wines for holiday meals and parties. Read on for wine pairing tips, budget-friendly party wines, and a slew of sparklers.

Herby and roasted

Oven roasted turkey with herbed dressing welcomes a variety of wines. Pinot noir is a can’t-miss partner, but your favorite fruit-forward, dry rosé (still or sparkling) would also be a good match. As for whites, sauvignon blanc, a dry Alsatian riesling, or a gruner veltliner are versatile, food-friendly choices. The vibrant acidity of these whites cuts through the richness of traditional Thanksgiving sides.

Tip: When serving pinot noir or any other red wine, chill it slightly (60 F to 65 F) to highlight its fruity character.

Wine suggestions:

Siduri Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2019, Oregon, $25.97 to $32.99 at Central Market, Sigel’s, Spec’s and Total Wine

Elk Cove Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2019, Oregon, $26.99 at Central Market, Costco, Dallas fine wines, Pogo’s, Spec’s, Eatzi’s, Total Wine

McMurray Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, $25.99, widely available

Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, 2019, France, $19.99 to $22.99 at Total Wine, Spec’s, Sigel’s, select Goody Goody stores

Justin Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast, 2020, California, $14.99 to $15.99, widely available

Weingut Malat “Crazy Creatures” Gruner Veltliner 2020, Austria, $17.99 at Central Market on Lovers and Sigel’s

Smoked flavors

Smoked turkey pairs well with a medium-bodied red that shows ripe fruit and a touch of spice. This could be a richer pinot noir with baking spice and earthy notes, or a syrah with lush fruit and peppery notes. “Zinfandel often gets overlooked, but its spice quality would be great with smoked turkey,” says sommelier Paul Botamer of Fearing’s at The Ritz Carlton.

He also favors sparkling red wines. “Sparkling shiraz is awesome with smoked turkey,” Botamer says, adding that sparkling dry Lambrusco also pairs well. The hint of fruity sweetness in the Lambrusco counters the saltiness of the smoked meat, and the bubbles bring a refreshing quality. For lovers of rich white wines, you can complement the turkey’s richness and smoky flavor with an oaked Chardonnay.

Wine suggestions:

Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2018 California, $39.99 to $44.99 at Central Market, and select Spec’s, Whole Foods, Tom Thumb, and Kroger stores

Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2017 California, $29.99 to $44.99 …….

Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/food/drinks/2021/11/17/your-ultimate-holiday-wine-guide-50-budget-friendly-bottles-you-can-find-at-dallas-stores/