How to Pick Wine for an Extraordinary Holiday Season
When you know it is going to be an extraordinary holiday season with your friends and family, there are many reasons to celebrate with the finest wine in your glass.
When the holiday season approaches, we see people confused about which type of wine they should include in their celebration. So many choices! So many parties and events! So many amazing and delicious foods to choose from! Right? All these options only add to a wine enthusiast’s confusion. So, to help you deal with this confusion, we have come up with a list of simple tips and tricks that can assist you to pick the perfect wine this and every other holiday season.
Spend a Bit More Than Usual
This is not a holiday-centered hack, more of a basic rule when you are picking a wine for a special occasion. Once you go out shopping for wine, you’ll find that several cheap wines look perfectly fine, and that is enough to distract a newbie. But, if you are a habitual wine consumer, you’d know that these cheap wines are never a good buy for any occasion.
So, when you are picking a wine this holiday season, you need to dig a little deeper in your pocket and get acquainted with wines that cost you at least $50 a bottle. However, if this is something you are not very comfortable with, you can opt for a monthly wine subscription gift and add the finest wines to your collection. And if you think this holiday season is going to be a special one, make sure you make the right choice when picking your wine.
When in Doubt, French Is Your Way Out
Wine comes from all over the world. For this and many other reasons, wine stores can be a bit scary. The answer is to cut to the chase and find solace in the company of French. The wines of the French are meant to be enjoyed with meals, and obviously with French cuisine, which is always present in a party or holiday season.
Moreover, the quality you get in this limited price bracket is also quite high. However, keep in mind this general rule with French wine that they have been exported and usually come at the price of $15 or more.
Burgundy and Bordeaux are the most famous wine regions, but the Rhône is an extraordinary alternative and the southern region of France has experienced a wine revolution in the past few decades.
Stay Away from Adventure
You might think that to make your holidays extraordinary, you need to think out of the box, but we tell you to avoid it at all costs. While the unique Austrian red might seem perfect addition to a festive mood, your tried and tested Cabernet won’t let you down.
For most of us, the holidays are always a stressful time of the year. The wines you pick should be welcoming and relaxing.
To Sum it Up
Wine is a perfect catalyst for making your holidays more special. However, the trick is to find a wine that is loved by everyone. With the hacks mentioned above, you can make that choice and find wines that you and every one of your guests would appreciate.