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This Week’s Wine Wisdom

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Wine and Ham DinnerThe holidays are officially upon us and if you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair your holiday feast with, we’ve got your answer right here!

Whether it’s ham, turkey or something else, this list from About.com is a great little cheat sheet when preparing your dinner this year.

Wines to Serve with Ham

Reds:Beajolais Nouveau , Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Tempranillo
Whites:
Riesling and Gewurztraminer

Wines to Serve with Turkey

Reds: Pinot Noir , Zinfandel , Syrah/Shiraz, Beajolais Nouveau
Whites:
Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Riesling, Gewurztraminer

Wines to Serve with Goose

Reds: Zinfandel , Red Burgundy, Tempranillo
Whites:
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

Wines to Serve with Prime Rib

Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Shiraz, Tempranillo
Whites:
Typically white wines have a difficult time holding up to the bold flavors found in red meats, so while it is possible to enjoy white wines with red meats, it is challenging to find a good match.