As the 80-degree days of summer turn to 60-degree days and 40-degree nights, we know that autumn has officially arrived. We welcome this season because not only is it beautiful – the air is crisp yet still warm – but because Autumn brings the chilly weather, the vibrant leaves, and of course the holidays.
And who doesn’t enjoy a glass of Merlot on a chilly night?
Destination Cellars provided a selection of the best wines – pared with Superb Cuisines food selections at the host McDonald’s home.
If you enjoy wine, please see a selection of flights of matching holiday food and wines below.
Holiday Food Wine Match
|Appetizers and savory snacks||Sparkling wines
Champagne, Prosecco, California sparkling wine
|Turkey||Crisp whites or spicy, medium-bodied reds
Chardonnay, sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir
|Ham or other smoked meats||Fruity, medium-bodied white or red wines
Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
|Roasted red meats like prime rib||Full-bodied reds
|Rich foods such as creamed soups||Full-bodied white or red wines
Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah
|Acidic foods such as salads||High-acid white or red wines
Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Chianti
|Desserts||Sweet white or red wines that taste as sweet as the dish sauternes, Vin Santo, Muscat|
|Double-or triple-crème cheeses||Sweet or fruity white or red wines
Sauternes, young Pinot Noir. Tawny Port
|Blue-veined cheeses||Sweet white or red wines
Oloroso sherry, Sauternes, Port