Wine & Dine Guide

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    No-fuss Pairings for Holiday Entertaining


    Selecting a suitable wine for a celebratory meal can be tricky at times. Will the flavors clash? Will the varietal overpower the food or vice versa? That’s when a little expert advice on wine pairings from Sunset’s Test Kitchens comes in handy. Consult the following Entertaining Guide for a short list of standout vintages and holiday meals that pair together perfectly―and painlessly.

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Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut

When you’re making a fussy brunch dish such as Eggs Benedict, the wine you pair it with needs to be a sure-fire winner. Enter Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut sparkling wine...

Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling

Chateau Ste. Michelle and Dr. Loosen

Riesling’s bright acidity and fruity character make it the most versatile of white wines to pair with food, and Eroica Riesling of Washington State is a stellar example of the varietal...

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Ferrari Carano

The long hang time on Alexander Valley mountain vines yields a grape with more mature tannins, so this West Coast Cab is approachable, yet powerful enough to stand up to thick, juicy meat...

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