As we approach a week of Holiday festivities, we encourage eco-friendly feasts, including organic vegetables and meats along with fantastic organic wine. Following are some suggested organic wine pairings, perfect for any celebration. All of the wines in our portfolio are crafted by small family farmers in Europe. They are made with 100% USDA certified organically grown grapes, and some as indicated below have no sulfites added and carry the organic seal on the label. All of the wines are vegan-friendly, using no animal byproducts in processing, and all are Non-GMO Project Verified. The suggested retail price for all of the wines below is under $15 and they are available at Whole Foods Market and 365 by Whole Foods Market and other fine retailers nationwide.
Holiday Menu Organic Wine Pairing
Turkey or Goose–90 point Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc and Biodynamic Bioukult Grüner Veltliner -Both have good acidity with a touch of citrus fruit to cleanse your palate from the myriad of flavors; No Sulfites Added Organic Spartico Tempranillo-Cabernet is a lighter red that’s low in tannins that can also be a great option for a heavy traditional poultry dinner.
Ham, Roast Beef or Brisket pair nicely with Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza -lighter in body and style and subtle tannins for easy pairing; or set up a Sangria station utilizing seasonal fruits such as pomegranate and oranges for a more informal Holiday gathering; Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Rouge pairs perfectly with a honey glazed ham, Noodle Kugel or a spectacular vegetarian feast.
Pizzolato Moscato pairs great with Holiday desserts and makes a colorful and thoughtful hostess gift.
New Year’s Eve Bash
Bring in some Italian traditions to your bash as you ring in the new year. A dish of lentils is key, which represent financial good fortune for the New Year. Their shape represents very small coins and they can be prepared in a variety of ways, always with a dash of hope. The perfect pairing is Pizzolato Pinot Grigio, a lovely dry white with hints of green apple and refreshing citrus.
Then bring on the bubbles! Bubbly is perfect all night long, but be sure to break out the flutes as the clock nears midnight.
–Pizzolato Fields Prosecco -this brut prosecco is a wonderful, dry choice
–Tarantas Sparkling White -a slightly sweet and delicious value option from Spain
Happy Holidays from our family to yours!