Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Gatherings

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Today our expert wine buyer answers your questions about what wines are great bets for holiday dinners and what they pair well with. These selections also make great host gifts if you're traveling!  ...

Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting: A classic entertaining wine with big, yet silky, flavor. Notes of cedar, dark berries, and vanilla with a spicy finish. 
Pairing: Roast beef, steak, pates and charcuterie
Ferrari Carano Tre Terre Chardonnay
Tasting: Wonderful for gift-giving! Lush an drich with butter and vanilla flavor. A kiss of oak in the finish seals the deal.
Pairing: Turkey, roasted poultry, sweet potatoes, stuffing
Pali Pinot Noir 2013 Riviera Sonoma Coast  
Tasting: This stellar wine received 90 points! Luscious and rich with flavors of plum, a hint of smoke and raspberry, and a toasty finish.
Pairing: Turkey, pheasant, lamb, duck
Chaos and Harmony New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting: This beauty just arrived from New Zealand and is only found at Central Market! It’s exploding with tropical fruit flavors such as grapefruit and kiwi.
Pairing: Seafood, salads and most side dishes, goat cheeses
La Galope Rosé 
Tasting: Fresh and fruity with aroma of strawberry and raspberry.
Pairing: Cheese plates, turkey, shrimp, smoked fish
And don’t forget this annual gem!
Beaujolais Nouveau by Joseph Drouhin
Tasting: Released only on the third Thursday of November, this one-of-a-kind favorite is well-balanced with a hint of red fruits.
Pairing: Smoked turkey, standing rib roast, beef