Ah, holiday dinners... what is your tradition? Ham, turkey, prime rib, or maybe goose? And what about all those delicious goodies to nibble throughout the season? What are the perfect Texas wine pairings?
Throughout Texas wine country, there are special wines sold only during the holidays, best enjoyed on a chilly evening by a warm fire. Sunset Winery in Burleson has a sweet red Texas wine available only through the winery. Five dollars of every purchase of Sunset's Santa Wine goes to Harvest House, a local charity providing food, clothing, financial assistance and other services to people in need. The wine is great when served warm with spices as a mulled wine. Another treat only available during the Holiday season is Tehuacana Creek Vineyards' Glögg. It's a sweet red Texas wine with cinnamon, ginger, raisins a touch of brandy, best drunk warm in a mug and perfect with Inga's gingerbread cookies.
For the perfect Holiday dinner, start with Zin Valle's Sparkling Brut as an aperitif. No matter what the dish, Texas white wine lovers will enjoy any one of Texas' great Viogniers - Brennan, Red Caboose, McPherson Cellars and others, while Texas red wine fans might want to treat themselves to a special Texas Tempranillo such as Inwood Estates' Cornelious.