Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Gatherings

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! 

Let Us Do The Cooking This Holiday

Serving up an incredible holiday meal is deliciously easy: Let us handle it. You? You just pour a glass a wine and sit down and actually talk to all those family members and friends in your house. We've got dinner (and dessert, and appetizers) covered. 

Party Like A Pro

Wondering how many bottles of wine you'll need for a party of ten? Looking to introduce a few new twist to your traditional turkey? Or maybe you are revving up for some revelry wondering if you should serve profiteroles or popovers.

Holiday Decorating Ideas We Love

Decorating for the holidays is a chance for you to honor your family’s favorite traditions and try new things, too. From greenery from your yard to oranges and cranberries from the store, natural items used to highlight what you already own are where it's at this season! 

Thanksgiving Breakfast

If you are planning a special breakfast for your Thanksgiving crew we can help with tons of easy ways to make the morning special without committing yourself to extra time and stress in the kitchen. 

Fresh baked goods, juicy produce, and savory quiche are just the beginning!

No Hassle Cheese Platters Make Entertaining Easy

If you don't have the time to think through all your cheese selections and pairings, or aren't sure what you should serve, our curated cheese selections paired with crackers and jams are for you. All you need to come up with? The tray.

(And don't forget tomorrow night is our free Cheese Stroll 5-7 pm at every store! Come taste a variety of cheeses paired with apps and wine throughout the store.) 

Ain’t No Party Like a Cheese Platter Party

October 19-November 1 we’re throwing a Cheese Party.

And whether you’re a seasoned entertainer whose guests are always treated to stinkin’ amazing cheese platters, or you are just beginning to branch out from Colby Jack cheese cubes, this party is for you. 

4 Quick, Easy Rose Arrangements

Had you ever seen so many roses? Such an array of colors? Our Rose Extravaganza was pretty incredible! And now that you have your beautiful blooms home, show them off with these 4 fun and easy arrangements.

Don’t Labor (Day) in the Kitchen

Labor Day celebrates all of the workers who have built this country and keep it rolling. What better way to honor all of that, well, labor, than with a day spent eating, hanging out, and engaged in general goofing off? This is my kind of holiday!

Poolside Hatch-A-Palooza

My sister came to visit this week, and seeing as how it’s summer in Texas, I knew we’d be spending a lot of time in the pool. So, I headed to straight to Central Market to fill my cart with snacks, food for the grill, and cold drinks. We were going to have our very own poolside Hatch-A-Palooza.

Top of my list? Hatch Chile con Queso!  

But I learned a valuable lesson this shopping trip…Don’t wait until 8 p.m. to queso shop, because it’s at the top of EVERYBODY’S list! 

Rosé All Day

Rosé is the “it” wine of summer. Pleasantly crisp, light and refreshing, it’s the perfect wine for outdoor gatherings – even if that means gathering a stack of magazines and sitting on the deck.

Rosé is definitely having a moment: It outsells white wine in France, and is so popular in the Hamptons with the weekenders that there’s a shortage (that’s reported breathlessly in the papers). But don’t worry –we’ve got plenty for you, and it’s on sale!

So stop in during our A Cut Above Grilling Festival and start seeing your summer through rosé-colored glasses!

Break Into Bordeaux

When you hear “Bordeaux,” do you immediately think of rare and expensive wines? It's okay, know I am guilty of it too, but what you might not realize is that some of the best values come from this great wine making region in France. 

A Pinch of This, A Pinch of That

We’ve spiced up Central Market Bulk Seasonings & Rubs, Salts, and Spices to include exclusive, custom-made blends using only the highest-quality premium ingredients found locally and around the world. 

The Stuffed of Legend

With summer about to heat up, it’s time to plan your next grilling masterpiece. Look no further than Central Market’s Stuffed Burgers hand-crafted daily by our Market Partners. 

After all, what could be better than a hot, juicy, tasty Angus burger filled with melted, cheesy deliciousness fresh from the grill? 

Compliments are meant to be enjoyed.

Wine Manager Darrell Gibson takes the guesswork out of food pairings with his highly informative series on complementing meals with your favorite wines. Shop the store for one-on-one advice from any of our Foodies or Beer and Wine Partners, but read below for a quick and easy guide that will get you a little farther along on your Food Journey.  

What are you tasting when you taste wine?

Here is another installment from our Wine Manager Darrell Gibson, giving you some tips on wine pairings. Check back often for wine-based instructional blog posts from Darrell and the rest of our team at Dallas Lovers.