Raise a glass with the best holiday wines of the year, plus find out what foods they pair well with!

There’s no shortage of celebrations during the holidays, and when it comes to raising a glass with family and friends, wine has been shown to be a heart-healthy option. Yet, with so many different wines on the market, picking the perfect bottle can be more overwhelming than indulgent.

To solve this dilemma and lessen your holiday stress, we decided to take the fuss out of choosing a crowd-pleasing bottle of vino this season. Whether you prefer red, white or rose, there’s a wine on our list that you’ll love, and we even included some pairing suggestions that make every glass one to savor.

Rioja Montecillo Reserva – This deep red wine crafted in Northern Spain is made from Spanish indigenous grapes that age beautifully. Interesting spices, vanilla and black fruits are married with notes of liquorice and mint that adds an interesting element to every sip. Pair this wintery red with prime beef and hearty stews. Available at us.riojawine.com.

Jordan Winery Chardonnay – The 2012 Jordan Chardonnay is crafted in the Russian River Valley, and aged in French oak for more than six months. The crisp and clean wine emits aromas of fresh Fuji apple and Asian pear, while subtle hints of vanilla sweeten each sip. This wine is best paired with mild, fresh seafood like halibut and crab. Available at jordanwinery.com

Rosa Regale Sparkling Wine – This sweet, light rose wine is ideal for picky drinkers who steer clear of heavy reds and dry whites. Infused with delicious raspberry and strawberry flavors, this gorgeous pink drink is nice and bubbly, making it great for holiday toasts. Pair it with a cheese platter and fresh fruit plate for a simply sweet appetizer or post-dinner treat. Available at rosaregale.com.

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Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily.

6 Responses

  1. lisamattson

    Thanks so much for including Jordan in your gift guide, Noelle. Happy holidays!


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