Pinot Paradise: Wines of Germany for the Christmas Season
German wine is an ideal pairing for practically any dish at your Christmas feast.
German Riesling will spoil you with lively notes of apple and citrus mixed with steely minerality. A Riesling "Spaetlese" (late harvest) can balance the heaviness and rich dishes of Thanksgiving dinner.
Here are a few more suggested pairings with German wine for your Christmas meal:
- Roast turkey pairs well with aromatic wines, such as Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc)
- The fruit-forward, cherry flavors of a light Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) go well with a tart and tangy cranberry sauce
- A fruity Riesling will pair nicely with any fruit-based side dishes, such as sweet potatoes or pineapple
We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday filled with great friends, food and, of course, wine!