The Ultimate Holiday Recipe and Wine Pairing Guide

From rich appetizers to traditional Christmas dinner and decadent desserts, discover perfectly paired wines that are sure to bring out the best in your holiday dishes.


Starters

Antipasto
Antipasto

Antipasto

Barolo, Barbera, Chianti and Pinot Grigio

Charcuterie

Charcuterie

Dry Rosé, Beaujolais and Cabernet Franc

Tapas

Tapas

Cava and Sherry


Cheese

Ontario Cheese Board
Soft, Bloomy-Rind Cheese

Soft, Bloomy-Rind Cheese

Chardonnay, Rosé and Pinot Noir

Firm or Aged

Firm or Aged

Cabernet Sauvignon, Fino Sherry and Madeira

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese

Late-Harvest Riesling, Port and Icewine


Turkey and side dish

Classic Christmas Dinner: Roast Turkey or Chicken and Side Dishes

Riesling
Gamay
Pinot Noir


Meaty Mains

Meaty Mains
Roast Beef

Roast Beef

Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon

Ham

Ham

Riesling, Gamay and Rosé

Roasted Lamb

Roasted Lamb

Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

Pork Roast

Pork Roast

Riesling and Tempranillo


Vegetable Mains

Sparkling Wine
Riesling
Pinot Noir

Vegetable Mains

Seafood

Seafood
Roasted Salmon

Roasted Salmon

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops

Chenin Blanc and Albariño

Steamed Clams

Steamed Clams

Chablis and Sauvignon Blanc

Freshly Shucked Oysters and Cooked Lobster

Freshly Shucked Oysters and Cooked Lobster

Sancerre and Champagne


Desserts

Desserts
Truffles and Chocolate Bark

Truffles and Chocolate Bark

Shiraz and Port

Shortbread and Sugar Cookies

Shortbread and Sugar Cookies

Prosecco and Brut

Cheesecake, Trifle & Sticky Toffee Pudding

Cheesecake, Trifle & Sticky Toffee Pudding

Icewine

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

Tawny Port