Wines for Celebrations
Good times call for a great bottle of wine. Whether you are celebrating a promotion at work, a birthday, a wedding or other happy event, there is no denying that wine sure does come in handy. But what wine works best for what occasion? Well, here are some of the best wines for events, and with these, you cannot go wrong. Enjoy!
The air is lively, and the crowd is busting some moves on the floor as they celebrate the union of their loved ones. This mood sets the perfect environment for some pinot noir. 'Why?' You ask. Well, this wine pairs with any main course and no matter the food at the wedding, everyone is sure to enjoy the pairings. Here are some great options in this regard:
La Merika Pinot Noir
With clove and vanilla aromas in tow accompanied by notes of jam and cherry, this wine will not only have the guests enjoying the pairings but will also get them in a conversational mood. It goes with pasta, cheese, lamb chilli and a range of other dishes.
For a well-balanced wine that boasts of round texture, this is the way to go. You will appreciate its fruity taste as well as the oak and vanilla notes in the aftertaste. You can pair this wine with pretty much anything as you take in the cherry and red currant flavours.
Mark West Pinot Noir
For a fruitier taste, this wine will do you good. It features oak notes that give the wine its body as well as cherry and raspberry flavours that add to its sweetness. Additionally, it boasts of vanilla and spice aromas.
These three wines are sure to get the party going as people settle into a relaxed mood, ready to mingle and have some fun.
New Year Wines
Whether it is New Year, Thanksgiving or another holiday, there is always need for a refreshing drink to keep people’s spirits up as they celebrate the day. And white wine comes in handy on these occasions. Pinot Grigio ranks high in this regard because as is the case with pinot noir, it pairs easily with other dishes. Here are some selections that will interest you:
This light wine features balanced acidity and full flavours that will have you feeling refreshed in no time. The ripeness of the tangs will have you feeling giddy as you dance and make merry, celebrating yet another important day in your life.
This wine is quite lively and will have people getting into the holiday spirit in no time. With some fresh acidity accompanied with a crisp finish featuring citrus flavours; this wine will come in handy as people settle down for the main course.
Anniversaries are special events, and they mark a series of occasions, both for the couple and their loved ones. For this reason, a good cabernet sauvignon is sure to set the romantic mood to get people reminiscing and looking into the future. And your guests will love it.
Robert Mondavi Oakville
Now, this wine boasts of two things: power and finesse. These two features blend, resulting in a classic Cabernet that is sure to have people reaching for another glass. Subtle notes of black cherry and fresh bay are in play in this approachable wine. And the round, well-balanced texture is a plus.
Alexander Valley Vineyards
With a luxurious feel to it, this wine boasts of chocolate and cherry flavours, accompanied by hints of cola and sandalwood. It is an elegant Cabernet that not only works for anniversaries but for other special occasions too. You will appreciate the featured earthy notes.
Saying goodbye to a career is not easy, but with good wine in play, one is sure to feel ready for whatever chapter is next. Try the following selections for a lively occasion:
Evenus Zinfandel Port Wine
Imagine ripe cherry and blackberry flavours coupled with notes of pepper and anise, and there you have this delicious wine. You can pair it with desserts such as berry tart for a perfect finish.
Domaine Ste Michelle Brut
This sparkling wine is sure to set the mood once you unscrew the cork. Guests can enjoy its bright acidity which works to cleanse the palate as they pair the wine with various cuisines.
If you wish, you could always go for a sparkling wine or champagne for these occasions.