The Old World Italian wines are perfectly structured to enhance traditional holiday dishes. So whether you are hosting the celebration or you are in charge of bringing the wine, invite the Italians to the celebration. The crisp acidity of the whites and the smooth, rich complexity of the reds are perfect accompaniments to your feast. Our wine travels took us back to some familiar families in the Veneto, Piemonte, and Abruzzo regions and introduced us to new families in Tuscany and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. We brought back some of their favorite food and wine pairings to share.
Contact me if you need a recommendation for a specific pairing. On behalf of our family, and our Italian family producers…Buona Festa and Cin Cin!
If you are serving…We recommend pairing with…
Aperitifs and Appetizers (Aperitivi, Antipasti)
Dry cheeses (pecorino, fontina, romano), Shrimp, or Fish
Fruit Cocktail or Ambrosia
First Course (Primo)
Soups or Green Salads
Second Course (Secondo)
Roast Turkey or Duck
Lamb, Pork, or Veal
Roast Beef, or Prime Rib Roast
Fruit & Cheese (Formaggi e Frutta)
Pumpkin, Fruit Pies, or Cakes