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Wine Pairings to Go Along with Your Holiday Meals

Whether you're hosting your annual holiday party or simply attending a small holiday dinner, the wine can have a major impact on the meal itself. Wine can complement the food served and elevate the dining experience or interfere with the natural flavors and take away from the meal. That's why it's important to choose the right type for your holiday dinner this year. Here are a few of the best and most popular holiday wines that you should consider serving this year.

Riesling as an Aperitif
Sweet and fruity, this wine usually is reserved for dessert, however this holiday season it might be smart to start with it. Serve this drink before dinner as an aperitif. It's the perfect conversation starter for family and friends before the main meal.

Choose the perfect wine for the holidays. Choose the perfect wine for the holidays.

Cabernet Sauvignon
This red wine is the perfect color to match your decorations and the best flavor to match a wide array of holiday foods. One of the most common varieties of grapes, you can find  types of this wine from all over the world at various price levels. It goes well with nearly any food, from vegetables to cheese.

Known for its bolder tannins, this variety of red is still mild enough to pair well with a wide range of food. Perfect for a pot luck or large family holiday dinner.

Pinot Noir
Sweeter and softer than a syrah, Pinot Noir is a crowd favorite that your guests will recognize or welcome. Just make sure you have enough for everyone.

Bubbly for Dessert
It's the holiday season, so it's a great time to celebrate. Breakout champagne, prosecco or other sparkling white wine for a light, dry and sweet drink that will give your meal a fitting end.

These wines also work well in cocktails. Find some fun holiday-inspired dessert drink ideas that will make everyone happy.

Use an Electric Wine Opener
Don't wrestle with a corkscrew this holiday season. Go for an electric wine opener instead. This cordless gadget makes opening a bottle of wine a breeze and is the perfect holiday gift.

Oster® brand reminds you to drinks responsibly, follow all laws and enjoy your holiday season.