Have you ever been a bit confused about what types of wine to serve with the holiday menus each year? With tens of thousands of varietals from all over the world, it can be challenging to pair the appropriate and enjoyable wine for your meals.
Wine is typically broken into seven elements: flavor, acidity, body, feel, tannin, spice and oak. The question is should your wine complement or contrast with your holiday meal?
So many wines available
Light, aromatic wines often match international cuisine. Navigating the depth of the fragrant wines can be fun but confusing. Chardonnays can be barrel-fermented or oak-aged also with many acclaimed whites from across the globe.
How is the ever-popular dry rosé best paired? Being somewhat zesty there are many dishes they complement nicely.
Powerful red wines are considered the heavyweights in the wine network due to the deep berry flavor combined with chocolate flavor. They partner well with richer type food dishes.
Dessert wines can be very complex yet taste pleasing. Depending on the dessert served, there are hundreds of wines and champagnes that pair with a variety of sweets.
Join us for the 2015 Holiday Season Pairing event at Aria
The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association is hosting an educational wine tasting event on November 13 at the Aria Resort and Casino in the Fireside Lounge. “2015 Holiday Season Pairing Ideas” will present a journey through selecting the best wines for your event. Master Sommelier Mr. Joseph Spellman will present insight on traditional pairings as well as some new creative ideas. Enjoy wine tasting and small bites.
Register to attend the NHLA wine tasting event now. Seating is limited.