How to Choose Wines for Your Holiday Party
Whether you’re hosting a Christmas dinner, a holiday cocktail for dozens, or an intimate evening dinner party with family, chances are you’ll want an assortment of wines on hand to serve to guests. Choosing the right selection for the occasion can be difficult, and you may be overwhelmed with options.
Instead, let us help you pick the perfect wines for your special holiday occasion. We have listed our recommendations for various wines found at Metro Wines that will delight your guests.
Best Wines for Your Holiday Party
Are you looking for a sparkling wine that can delight a crowd without emptying your wallet? Pop open a bottle of Prosecco. It’s one of the world’s most popular and versatile sparklers to choose for a holiday occasion.
Prosecco is known for its subtle floral and fruit characteristics that are more neutral in flavor than a rich and significantly more expensive wine like Champagne. (Read more about the differences between Champagne and Prosecco here.)
You can kick off your Christmas brunch with mimosas made with Prosecco.
Lambrusco is one of the best wines to pour for a holiday toast or to sip along with a six-course meal. Celebrate a holiday occasion with a refreshing, versatile red wine. Lambrusco is not just a sweet wine, but it makes for a terrific dry and off-dry wine.
Regardless of its sweetness, this wine is always lightly sparkling, making it an ideal red wine for a celebratory holiday meal. This northern Italian red sparkling slightly off-dry wine is delicious, very reasonably priced, and is paired perfectly with charcuterie.
If you’re hosting any white wine drinkers, a favorite white varietal is the classic Sauvignon Blanc. This white wine will pair well with most holiday foods.
Some highlighting notes include fruits and bright citrus notes of lime, grapefruits, and blood orange. Sauvignon Blanc pairs nicely with citrus-rubbed turkey and roasted vegetables, and a sweet potato pie.
Pinot Noir has a flavor profile of cranberries, cherries, and spice that is a traditional favorite for any holiday occasion. Pinot Noir’s balance of medium-bodied fruity and bright acidity makes it easy to pair with many different holiday dishes.
Dishes that pair well with Pinot Noir include herb-roasted turkey with gravy, fall harvest salad, sweet potatoes, and stuffing.
Holiday Wines at Metro Wines
It’s the season for gift-hunting, party planning, and stocking up with food and wine. Get your perfect bottle of wine through Metro Wines, and rest assured that you’ll be able to impress your guest at the dinner table.
We offer a wide selection of wines focusing on pairing just the right wine with any dish or holiday event. Visit our website to browse our selection in the comfort of your home, or stop by our shop and get expert advice from one of our team members.