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Holiday Entertaining: Wine and Cheese with Ease

Holiday Entertaining: Wine and Cheese with Ease

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Wine and cheese pairings can mystify many, so wine education expert Elsa Macdonald has made it simple for your readers to ‘wine and cheese with ease’ this holiday season. They’ll convince everyone they’re a pro with this curated guide to entertaining for one or many.

From Prosecco to Pinot Noir, Gouda to Goat’s Cheese – there’s nothing better than a host or hostess who can deliver next level entertaining game with a great array of choices for every palate, occasion and budget.

All it takes is a little planning to have your readers curating their platters like a true sophisticate.

Here are some wine and cheese matches sure to be a hit at all your holiday gatherings: 

Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chardonnay:

This Chardonnay is the first and only Chardonnay that blends the craftsmanship of California winemaking with the Southern tradition of Bourbon Whiskey aging, resulting in an incredibly bold sensory expression. Available at the LCBO for $19.95. https://www.robertmondaviwinery.com/

Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon:

The limited-release Cabernet Sauvignon brings together the craftsmanship of California winemaking and the Southern tradition of Bourbon whiskey aging. Available at the LCBO for $20.95.https://www.robertmondaviwinery.com/

Jackson-Triggs Reserve Meritage:

A delicious Canadian red with rich, red fruit and oak flavours. Available at the LCBO for $13.95.   http://www.jacksontriggswinery.com/

Meiomi Pinot Noir:

Meiomi Pinot Noir has fruit aromas of bright strawberry, jammy fruit, balanced with notes of mocha, vanilla, and toasty oak. Meiomi Pinot Noir is the #1 selling Pinot Noir in Canada and is available at the LCBO for $27.95, a must-have for your holiday table. https://www.meiomi.com/

 Ruffino Prosecco:

Elevate your holiday celebrations by welcoming your guests with bubbles, without blowing the budget. Ruffino Prosecco is crisp, clean and delicate with fresh bubbles… and best of all it’s less than $20.  https://www.ruffino.com/

Inniskillin VIDAL Icewine:

Icewines made from Vidal are noted for their affinity with honey’s flavours. In addition to aromas of tangerine, apricot and pineapple, when Vidal is aged in oak it takes on rich overtones of vanilla, almonds and fresh baked bread. Vidal Icewine works beautifully in a glaze for caramelized grilled pork roast or as an accompaniment to holiday appetizers and desserts like, fine blue veined and cream based cheeses, rich paté, chocolate biscuits, or a raspberry mousse. Available at the LCBO for $49.95. http://www.inniskillin.com/

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