The christmas season is the period par excellence for classics. What you’re going to eat, you know in ninety percent of the cases already, but what will we drink? Wine Isabeau Sas matches already ten typical feestgerechten with ten drinks. Definitely worth it to test out!
A lot of families and groups of friends keep it for years, their feestmenu. And why would they do it? Traditions make this time, finally, just that little bit more special. We grabbed some of that hard food from menus and asked Isabeau Sas of wine club Our Daily Bottle to each of an appropriate beverage. Sometimes surprising, but always a combination to be more costly.
Bordeaux blanc with its crisp Muscadet. Bordeaux has at the same time, some of the most expensive white wines in the world (think Haut-Brion), but also some of the best-value-for-money wines. I myself am a fool of a white Bordeaux. The combination of fresh Sauvignon Blanc, with a kruidigere Semillon the wine is fuller, and the floral nose of Muscadet, is a real winner.
Here you can see 2 sides to rise. Either pair it with a salty wine that the individual flavors of the fish what to bring as a Finish or Vinho Verde. In the winter, however, can be a beautiful gehouten Chardonnay or hartverwarmender.
Do you like it a little spicy, opt for an aromatic wine such as Viognier, Marsanne or Roussanne .
3. Stuffed turkey with croquettes
Choose for a delicate and fruity red wine with soft tannins such as Pinot Noir or Grenache. And why not a cru Beaujolais?
4. Roast with pomme duchesse and with berries stuffed apples
A soft Côtes du Rhône should do the trick. Has a medium weight and lots of red fruit, the tannins are mostly under control and with white meat is that they are necessary.
5. A wildstoofpot with gratin dauphinois
Aha! Here, we may already have a krachtpatsertje to scramble. Go for a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Shiraz from the new world such as Australia or South Africa.
This is a challenge. You need a wine to find one that suits both white and red meat. Who of fresh red wines, can choose the red wines from the Loire (! ® = Malbec or Cabernet Franc. Italian wines are also reasonably versatiel, so a Chianti Classico is a safe choice.
7. Stuffed vegetables (vegetarian)
Go for a Gamay , or Sangiovese. They are very veggie-friendly wines. Do you use a lot of ‘earthy’ flavours like mushrooms or lentils is a Pinot Noir it really is ideal.
If the dishes a little proteïnerijker, for example, by use of cheese then you can have a Syrah with firm tannins bijdrinken. Please note, however, tannins enhance spicy flavors. If you, therefore, what chile indoet, it is safer to be with soft, fruity wines to work.
8. Cheese fondue
White Savoie. It’s very simple. Mineral bergwijnen right through the rich cheese cutting. They call Savoie not for nothing ski wines.
Blurgh. Personally, I think that is really not good. 🙂
In France, they drink with this dessert, especially ‘vin doux naturel‘, such as Banyuls, Muscat-de-Beaumes-de-Venise or Rivesaltes. I myself am not in favour of a dessert with a sweet wine and I recommend always rosé champagne . The bubbles bring a little relief for the excess of sugar and the red fruit is an added bonus for dessert.
10. At midnight
Magnum Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Voila. You can the years not to bet with Gran Baron Cava from the government. Blanc de Blancs, 100% Chardonnay. So good.