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Wine Tasting and Cocktail Reception in Great Falls, VA

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

Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Destination Cellars Wine Selection

Bobo de Camarao Brazilian style Shrimp soup served in a mini pumpkin bowl

Assortment of pick up sweets

Shrimp Martini Cocktail

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International Artisan Cheese Display Brie de Meaux, Fiscalini Bandage Cheddar, Havarti, Smoked Gouda Accompanied by Dried and Fresh Fruits, Walnut Bread and Carr Crackers

Bobo de Camarao Brazilian style Shrimp soup served in a mini pumpkin bowl

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