What to Pour this Holiday

talbott_kalihart_2013(thumb)‘Tis the season for celebrating with friends and family. And whether you’re looking for the perfect Chardonnay, Cabernet, Champagne or Scotch to get into the Holiday spirit, Stewart’s is your local source for the season’s best!
Wines for your Holiday Feast
Pairing wines with food is an art and not a science, and for the most part a matter of personal preference. As a rule of thumb, however, safe bets for Holiday wines are Pinot Noir, Syrah, Beaujolais, and Cabrernet or Bordeaux for red wine lovers and Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for those who prefer white wines. And Sparkling Wines are a truly inspired choice to pair with anything from herb stuffing to pumpkin pie. We have a great selection of Holiday wines!

Holiday Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio

Holiday Chardonnay

Holiday Bubbly

Holiday Pinot

Holiday Reds

Holiday Whisky

Kosher Wines for Hanukkah

barkan chardonnay

What to serve with what you’re serving

Xmas TableHoliday Wine Pairings
Whether you’re looking for the ideal accompaniment to your Holiday Filet or a nice aperitif to add some holiday sparkle to your celebration, Stewart’s has a nice selection of this season’s best wines!
To get the celebration started (on its own or with Hors d’ Oeuvres):
The holidays are all about celebrating with friends and family and what better way to add cheer to the season than with first-rate bubbly. Add some sparkle to your holidays! (Of course we have Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut on special – CT’s Lowest Price – while supplies last as well, but the following are Sparklers not to overlook this season):
Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Napa Valley Brut
Barons de Rothschild Brut Champagne
Lallier Grand Cru Brut Champagne
Le Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Perrier Jouet Champagne Grand Brut

Mionetto Superiore Prosecco Valdobbiadene

For your Filet:
What pairs best with beef tenderoin – some say Merlot, some say Burgundy, we say you it’s hard to go wrong with a fantastic Cabernet or even a wonderful 2010 Barolo! And though our shelves are stocked with so many superb choices, we’ve boiled it down to a few stellar picks:

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2010
Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero 2010
Cadence Winery Tapteil Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


For your Holiday Ham

Whether you prefer to match your holiday spiral ham with a nice chilled California Chardonnay or a tasty Pinot Noir (slightly chilled), these two wonderful choices are sure to delight:

Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012
90+Cellars Sonoma Lot 106 Pinot Noir 2012
Mouton Noir Other People’s Pinot 2012

Roast Lamb
Whether you’re serving Roast Leg of Lamb or a Roasted Rack of Lamb, enjoy with a fantastic Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, a classic Bordeaux, an earthy Chianti Classico, or a flavorful Reserva Rioja.

The Prisoner Red Zinfandel Blend 2012
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2009
Buondonno Chianti Classic0 Casavecchia alla Piazza 2010

Baron Philipe de Rothschild Saint Emilion 2012


Roast Turkey, Chicken or Goose
Again we will choose simplicity instead of throwing out too many choices – so here we’ll opt for Oregon Pinot Gris and Oregon Pinot Noir. But for you beer drinkers a Chimay is a great choice (especially with Goose).

King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris
Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir
Chimay Grand Reserve Blue


Fresh Seafood:
And of course for the lighter side of the holidays we have some superb Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc:
Domaine Quintin Coteaux du Giennois Rive Droite
Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Pinot Grigio
Duckhorn Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc