Christmas Dinner Wine Pairings 2022

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Christmas Dinner is right around the corner! While you’re busy getting gifts in order and figuring out travel schedules, we’ll handle the drinks.

We’ve got pairings for your more traditional feasts as well as some non-traditional pairings. Try these bottles to satisfy any palate, and bring on the merry.

For Honey Ham: Hugel Cuvee Les Amours ($19) is a rich and delightful accompaniment to the sweet and savory glaze of a baked ham.

For Goose: Joao Pato Rosa Duck Pet Nat ($22). Is it wrong to pair a duck wine with a goose? If it is, we don’t wanna be right. Natural acidity, pretty fruit and fine bubbles are a winning combo.

For Roast Duck: Cab Franc all the way. The earthy red fruit of Gasnier ($19) is a hit. Or, for a slightly funkier and frizzante take, try the Monteforche Sfuso ($19). We know, we know, the Pet Nat is right there. It’s just not as much of a natural fit!

For Prime Rib: We’re reaching for something bold with this one—Cab Sav. Try Fiancetto Stag’s Leap District ($38) if you’re looking Stateside, or for an Old World take try Vivens Margeaux ($43).

For Lobster: Anyone doing the Feast of the Seven Fishes? If so, lobster and Condrieu is divine. Our Yves Cuilleron Condrieu ($52) comes from a tiny little region in the Northern Rhone that makes one of the world’s most beautiful white wines. A classic pairing for the ages.

For Green Bean Casserole: Bojo do Luar Lou 38 ($23) A skin contact pet nat can hang with all the flavors here.

For Candied Sweet Potatoes; Sweet on sweet? Not enough to be overpowering, we promise! La Cantina Pizzolato Moscato ($16) is like a dessert in a glass, but it still leaves enough room for everyone else at the table.