Wine Recommendations For All Your Celebrations

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December 2008 wine recommendations are here. We all need a bit of celebration, no matter the times. Here you will find ideas for food and wine pairing, as well as sparkling wines for all your celebrations.

The Whites

Lets start with types of white wine that will pair well with light pastas, seafood, and light poultry dishes:

Alsace Willm Gewurztraminer Alsace Réserve 2007. With notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Score of 88, $15.00 USD. France

Dry Creek Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2006. with notes of citrus and green apples. Score of 88, $20.00 USD. California

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Della Venezie 2007. With peach and citrus notes. Score of 86, $15.00 USD. Italy

Casa de Santar Dao White 2007. With notes peach and apple. Score of 85, $15.00 USD. Portugal

D. Kourtakis Muscat Samos Kourtaki NV. Rich and sweet, with notes of pear and peach. Score of 87, $12.00 USD. Greece

The Reds

Types of red wine for your Crown Roast and other delights:

Boekenhoutskloff The Wolftrap Western Cape 2007. Notes of anise and plum. A blend of Syrah, Viognier, and Mourvedre. Score of 88, $11.00 USD. South Africa

Bodega Norton Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Reserva 2006. With notes of fig and plum. Score of 88, $19.00 USD. Argentina

Domaine Gardiés Cotes du Roussillon-Villages Les Milleres 2006. A lush wine with notes of cherry, dates, and minerals. Score of 90, $19.00 USD. France

Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino dei Scansano Poggio Valente Riserva 2006. Notes of ripe plums and cherry. This one will benefit from a bit of aging, great as a gift. Score of 91, $18.00 USD. Italy

Bodega Peñalba López Ribera del Duero Monte Castrillo Finca Torremilanos. With notes of black cherry, cocoa, and plum. Score of 87, $14.00 USD. Spain

The Sparklers

And a couple of sparkling wines for your New Year's celebration

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut "Blue Label". Crisp yet spicy. Score of 90, $20.00 USD. France

Domaine Chandon Brut Classic. Ever popular with notes of pear and spicy citrus. Score of 88, $22.00 USD. California

Enjoy the Season With this December Wine Guide

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