It’s that time of year when everyone who’s not in the wine business asks their friends who are in the wine business what is the best wine pairing for Christmas?
Usually, the question of what wine to pair with what dish is a really tough one to answer. And the reason for that is very simple: It depends on what you are eating, where you are eating it, and with whom you are eating it.
But when it comes to Christmas and wine pairing, the answer actually becomes surprisingly simple.
And that’s because the holidays in general are a time when you eat the widest range of food all year long. It’s also the time of year when you connect with people from nearly all walks of (your) life.
So maybe a better question is what’s a wine that will pair with just about anything? and what’s a wine that nearly everyone will like? (except for the people who don’t like wine).
And the answer to those questions, my wine loving friends, is even more simple than the question: Prosecco, Prosecco, Prosecco.
Whether you’re doing Prosecco Brut or Extra Brut (dry and even more dry) or whether you’re doing Prosecco Col Fondo (even more dry!), Prosecco has the versatility to pair with an unbelievably wide range of dishes — from the super salty to the tangy and bitter.
It has high acidity and low alcohol, which makes it ideal with party food and passed antipasti and it also makes it ideal for the holidays because you are probably going to be drinking a little bit more than usual and so you want to stay on the lighter side.
But there’s also another reason why Prosecco is a such a great party and entertaining wine, excellent for pairing with the foods you serve at a holiday gathering.
The word Prosecco itself has come to denote festivity in nearly every language. Just say it out loud and it seems to sparkle.
Would you like to start off with a glass of Prosecco? It’s the best question to get any party started!