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You can't stream anything in December without being smacked over the head with a Christmas movie recommendation! And as with wine, there is truly a holiday movie out there for just about anyone, no matter how festive or Grinchy you feel.
The Sip Better team decided to tune in to a few of our favorite holiday movies and do some wintery wine pairings for each film. What do you think? What would YOU drink while kicking back to Home Alone?
Please enjoy and Happy Holidays!
THE MOVIE: The Holiday
- The Pinot Project Pinot Noir for Cameron—A smooth, dark-fruited Pinot is the perfect no-fuss wine for Cameron Diaz's high-functioning Amanda. This wine is bold, classy, and couldn't possibly shed a tear for the likes of you. ;)
- Domaine de la Racauderie Sparkling for Kate—Sparkling Chenin Blanc is just the thing for Kate Winslet's character, Iris. Its toasty, round notes of baked pear and French toast are as endearing as the gal herself, while its gorgeous effervesence makes this...
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It's baking season!
Whether you get down with a little sugar and flour in your own kitchen or opt to buy a smattering of holiday cookies from a local bake shop, we don't judge. But we do HIGHLY recommend you crack open a bottle of wine when you snuggle in with your dessert plate this winter.
Pairing wine to Christmas cookies and other festive treats is as easy as any other food and drink combination. Just remember that "like goes with like" (i.e. citrusy whites with lemon pound cake) and a good bottle of sparkling wine works beautifully with most decadent treats.
Below are a few of our favorite wine and cookie pairings to get you started. Happy Holidays and merry munching!
GINGERBREAD + SPICE
Gingerbread cut-outs, Pfeffernusse (German spice cookies), ginger snaps
- Elena Walch Schiava: This light Italian red is laced with savory spice and a spot of pepper, making it the perfect compliment to warm-spiced cookies of all kinds
- Dr Konstantin Frank (Semi Dry)...
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Thanks for stopping by this Friday! We've only a few more weeks of holiday madness ahead! I hope you're finding time to rest this weekend. Now, please enjoy the following fun things:
FRIDAY FAVES - 12.17.21
- If you're a Bon Appetit loyalist, you're probably aware of these irresistably cute Pink Grapefruit Sugar Cookies. I highly recommend making them, if only to witness a toddler dousing them with fistfuls of festive sprinkles.
- Need a novel to sink into? Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is a youthful, smart, and semi-romantic caper through the streets of Boston. If you were a fan of The Westing Game as a kid, you'll eat this up!
- Fans of Ted Lasso and his buttery biscuits should try the "official" cookie recipe here!
- Do you looooove a good Lifetime movie? Check out An Ice Wine Christmas. TRUST ME. Coming from a wine website, this endorsement means something!
- I'm not a person who wears heels, but I can't tear my eyes away from these glitzy holiday pumps.
See you next week!
The holiday season can get a little hairy when you're worried about what to get alllll of those fine folks you love on your list! Let me help you cut through the clamor of consumerism--here are a few of my favorite things from 2019. Hopefully they inspire you to treat your favorite people (and wine lovers!) this Christmas and beyond!
AGATE CHEESE BOARD | Anthropologie
This pretty, sparkling serving board makes a stunning backdrop to one of my personal favorite appetizers--cheese! And you know what plays well with cheese? Um, wine!
2020 PLANNER | Wit & Delight
I love a good notebook, and this sleek little planner has the bonus of helpful productivity and planning tools. Plus, Wit & Delight is a favorite blog and design house local to Minneapolis!
A BOTTLE OF HAUS APERTIF | Haus
Haus makes delicious European-style apertifs made from only the best ingredients, like California wine grapes and other natural goodies. This is the liqeur that's been missing from your bar! It's also a...
Hosting the holidays this year? Holy Stress, amiright? Not only do you want to please your guests with delicious vittles, but you're also thinking about the music, the decor, the flow of the evening...
And then there are the beverages.
Ideally, you would stock a crazy supply of beverages to please every person's personal palate, but that's tricky without spending loads of cash and ending up with lots of extra bottles you might not be crazy about once all of the guests have gone home.
Let's keep it simple, shall we? Here are three different wines that are friendly enough to appeal to a range of people, while also suiting the harvest vibes of a holiday meal. Don't knock yourself out. After all, the most important part of a holiday gathering is the warmth of good company, right?'
Domaine J. Laurens "La Rose No°7" | France**
This sparkling rosé of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir is adorably pink AND a stellar companion to all things Thanksgiving Day. It's got a delicate mousse...