How To Match Christmas Food With Wine
So you've stocked the fridge with bubbly and someone's brought a bottle of rose, and hold on, Aunty Mary will only drink Shiraz. How do you match Christmas food and wine? Easy, just follow our dish-by-dish pairing guide.
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Most finger foods go well with sparkling wine
. Our tip? Have a few extra bottles of bubbly in the ice bucket as it always goes down quicker than you plan.
Try a refreshing riesling
or sauvignon blanc
Creamy pasta and chicken
have lovely textures that match white meat and cream-based entrees.
A buttery chardonnay
that's not too heavy on the oak is a great partner for sweet, succulent ham.
Roast pork or turducken
pair well with roasted white meat.
Open up a bottle of Shiraz
before the meal and let this heavy hitter breathe, then sit back and enjoy the feast!
Vegetarian dishes and salads
is amazing with summer vegetables, herbs and stir-fried greens.
aren't as cloying as more mature vintages, but still allow you to relish the sumptuous fruit and spice flavours of traditional pudding.
has lovely aromatics that pair beautifully with the richness of cheese.
Pavlova and summer desserts
A dry Champagne
goes hand-in-hand with summer fruit, light pastries and pavlova.