The cold, the television commercials, the urban lighting… Everything seems to indicate that Christmas is approaching. Therefore, there are already many families who want to anticipate the events. For that reason, they are already buying wine cellars where they can keep their bottles of wine.
But, which wines for Christmas meals are better to choose?
Christmas dilemma: white wine or red wine?
When wondering why wine is ideal for Christmas meals, the first question to be resolved is the type of wine: white or red?
Well, it is not because they are Galician, but both types of wine are ideal for Christmas lunches and dinners. Of course, whites are recommended for starters and first courses, as they are lighter .
However, for main dishes, red wine is the optimal choice in most cases .
Although the important thing is that neither the wine hinders the taste of the dishes nor that the food prevents the ability to savor good wines . We recently wrote an article on anti-marriage. There we listed the foods that cannot be mixed with wine .
And now we are going to explain which wine is the optimum for each dish at Christmas meals. Ready?
A wine for each dish
- A welcome glass of wine? : yes, it is one of the most deeply rooted customs at Christmas lunches and dinners. What your guests will like the most, in this case, is white wine. For example, a Jerez La Panesa from Emilio Hidalgo would be a great choice!
- Seafood : how could it be otherwise, seafood cannot be missing from a Christmas lunch or dinner. To do this, we recommend purchasing an Albariño, Rías Baixas designation of origin. For example, an Albariño «A Bouzabella» could be a wise choice.
- Main dishes of red meat : if your bet has been red meat, then you should opt for a red wine. One recommendation is the 2014 Idus from the Vall Llach winery, an excellent wine from Priorat. Its fruit intensity and finesse are the best accompaniment to a good steak or entrecote on Christmas Eve.
- Closing dinner : we cannot forget the toast at lunch and dinner. Chin chin for health, love, friendship … an essential in our country. And, of course, here the best thing will be a cava or a champagne. Don’t miss out on sparkling wines!
White wine, red wine, rosé… Everyone is welcome at Christmas lunches and dinners. But what is really important is the conservation of these wines.
And that is why Vitempus offers you a catalog with a great diversity of measurements and designs of wine cellars .
Because your Christmas wines deserve to be preserved in the best possible way!