Holiday Wine & Food Pairing Tips

Now that the holidays are rolling around, I thought it would be fun to share some holiday food & wine tips featuring some of my favorite wines.

What better way to celebrate the holidays than to pick out a few bottles of wine, invite some friends over and discover some of the best bottles that Château de Pommard has to offer? 

To make things easy for you, I’ve put together a super simple, three-course dinner menu that you can make at home, with each course paired with an amazing bottle of wine.

Three bottles of wine on counter.

And, while you can tackle the entire dinner yourself (I chose quick and easy recipes just for that reason), may I suggest hosting an upscale potluck of sorts and inviting some friends to share in the fun of creating these recipes with you?

3-Course Wine Pairing Menu: 

To each friend, delegate a recipe from the three-course menu. I’d suggest tackling the Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce yourself, since it’s best eaten straight out of the oven. You can also have each guest pick out a wine from Château de Pommard’s holiday collection that will pair well with the dish.

Our starter dish of Mushroom Pate was amazing paired with the Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru “Morgeot” 2018 white. The wine has an amazing freshness to it, which complemented the creamy, earthy pâté nicely with its lingering finish.

For our second course, I chose this recipe for Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce. The salty pork and dark cherry sauce was just begging for a lighter red wine with a good amount of acidity to it. 

The Volnay Premier Cru 2015 was the perfect companion. Well balanced, with a refreshing acidity and notes of cherries that were just begging to be paired with this dish. I couldn’t stop sipping on this one! For me, it was the showstopper of this three-course meal.

Unless, of course, you’re a dessert person. In that case, I have something extra special in store for you! This Blackberry Galette. I love this dessert for so many reasons – Not only is it simple to make (read – it’ll take you about 10 minutes to assemble), but it’s amazingly delicious and a bit of a showstopper if I do say so myself. 

The ingredients are simple – some lemon zest & juice, a sprinkling of sugar and those beautiful blackberries. And it’s those blackberries that make this recipe perfect for pairing with a berry-forward wine like the Clos Marey-Monge Micault 2018. Red fruit and citrus notes abound in the glass, making it the perfect complement to the ingredients in the galette.

With all these amazing bottles of wine flowing, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing night, and the most fun part is discovering new wines that you may not have sampled yet.

Disclosure: I teamed up with Château de Pommard to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

1 thought on “Holiday Wine & Food Pairing Tips”

  1. I love galettes, they look so rustically beautiful, and all of these, pork chops plus cherry sauce is lovely too, mushroom pate is a nice starter as well, haven’t tried these wines before, the cru would definitely be my choice, so thank you!


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