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The Virginian’s Guide to Choosing Holiday Wine

The end of the year is filled with celebrations, and with these celebrations come food and wine. Whether you’re hosting a meal in your home or visiting loved ones for the holidays, you’ll be the hit of every party if you bring the right wine. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a sommelier to make the best choices. Here’s a quick guide to holiday wine pairings.

For Turkey Dishes, Choose Pinot Noir

If turkey is the meat of choice during the holidays, bring a bottle of pinot noir. This wine works with just about any type of food, including salmon, chicken, and even duck. You’ll be sure to please your guests with this classic wine choice.

wine glasses next to merlot grapesFor Roast Beef, Choose Merlot

Merlot is a dry red wine that originates in France but can be produced in Virginia. If you’re purchasing wine for the party, shop local! Several local vineyards offer delicious merlot; consider Pearmund Cellars, Bogati WineryBoxwood Winery, or Blue Valley Vineyard & Winery.

For Pumpkin Pie, Choose Moscato

Enjoy all the flavors of the season with this delicious dessert and wine pairing. If you’re searching for a local moscato wine, try Mediterranean Cellars.

Of Course, Opt for Champagne at New Year’s

You can never go wrong with this choice. Champagne is a traditional pick for heralding the new year and celebrating the holiday season.

purple grapes on a vine in a country vineyardVirginia is Known for Its Vineyards

Virginia may be known as Hunt Country, but it’s also known as Wine Country. There are dozens of local vineyards throughout the area, many with their own tasting room. Purchase your favorites and be the hit of any dinner party!

Are you interested in purchasing your own vineyard? We can help make your dream come true! View these available vineyards for sale or call us at 703.966.9480 to learn more about Virginia’s Wine Country.

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