Wine Pairing : Christmas Dishes

Christmas presents such a joyous occasion of the year to discover and sample new wines. Seriously, what could be more fun than learning how to pair beautiful wines and champagnes with your festive and classic Christmas dishes. Does Muscat pair best with Christmas pudding or Christmas cake? Do we prefer Pinot Noir with duck or smoked salmon? If you are interested to know what to serve your friends and family with your turkey and puddings this year, then our award-winning Chef Joseph from Karma Kandara Bali has done the research. We’ll toast to that!


Smoked Salmon
Smoked Salmon
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Champagne or Sauvignon Blanc

Oysters
Oysters
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Chablis

Duck or Chicken Liver Parfait
Duck or Chicken Liver Parfait
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Pinot Gris

Seafood Cocktail
Seafood Cocktail
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Riesling

Roasted Turkey
Roasted Turkey
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Rhone Reds such as Chateau neuf du Pape

Roasted Goose
Roasted Goose
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Barolo or Chianti although I prefer a Spatlese Riesling

Roasted Duck
Roasted Duck
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Pinot Noir

Roasted Beef
Roasted Beef
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Cabernet Sauvignon or Red Bordeaux

Roasted Pork
Roasted Pork
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Cotes du Rhone

Baked Salmon
Baked Salmon
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French White Burgundy

Christmas Pudding
Christmas Pudding
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Muscat

Christmas Cake
Christmas Cake
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Tawny Port

Mince Pies
Mince Pies
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Cream or Oloroso Sherry, Sweet Madeira

Chocolate Yule Log
Chocolate Yule Log
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Black Muscat or any other sweet red wine*

*If you can find Banyuls (AOC), a fortified aperitif or dessert wine made from old vines cultivated in the terraces on the slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees in the Roussillon county of France.


Stollen
Stollen
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Auslese or other Sweet Riesling

Panettone
Panettone
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Prosecco, (Especially if you are making French Toast for a brunch!)

Trifle
Trifle
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Moscato d’Asti

Stilton Cheese
Stilton Cheese
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Vintage Port

Vacherin Mont d’Or
Vacherin Mont d’Or
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Vintage Champagne

Cranberry Compote
Cranberry Compote
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Nothing, nobody ever eats it! LOL

4 Comments

  1. Sounds fabulous, what is the price per adult?
    Can you make changes for people with allergies (e.g. eggs & crustacean)?
    What do you have for children?

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