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Kirsten Thorne
November 20, 2023 | Food and Wine | Kirsten Thorne

Cheers to a Culinary Christmas: Perfect Holiday Pairings with River Stone Wines

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a carefully curated selection of wines to complement your festive feasts? This Christmas, explore the world of River Stone wines, featuring the rich 'Corner Stone' Bordeaux-style blend, the sparkling allure of White Merlot, and the crisp elegance of Sauvignon Blanc. Let's embark on a culinary journey to discover the perfect pairings that will elevate your holiday celebrations.

River Stone's Sauvignon Blanc

Photo Credit: Shari Saysomsack Photography


Corner Stone Bordeaux-Style Blend: A Toast to Tradition

Unveil the timeless elegance of River Stone's 'Corner Stone,' a Bordeaux-style blend that embodies the spirit of the season. With its robust flavor profile boasting rich earthy minerality, ripe blackberry fruit, and subtle hints of vanilla and tobacco, 'Corner Stone' is a versatile companion for a classic Christmas dinner. Pair it with a succulent Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb or a flavorful Mushroom and Truffle Risotto to complement the wine's complexity and enhance your festive dining experience.

Sparkling White Merlot: Bubbles and Bliss

Add a touch of effervescence to your holiday celebrations with River Stone's Sparkling White Merlot. The beautiful peachy hue and delightful red fruit character make it a perfect choice for a Christmas toast. Serve it slightly chilled alongside a festive seafood platter, featuring smoked salmon and cream cheese canapés, to amplify the wine's refreshing nature. The lively bubbles and balanced sweetness of Sparkling White Merlot will bring a sparkling highlight to your Christmas festivities.

Sauvignon Blanc: Crisp and Vibrant Delights

For those seeking a crisp and vibrant pairing, River Stone's Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal choice. With fresh tropical aromatics, herbaceous undertones, and a zesty blend of gooseberry, passion fruit, and melon flavors, this wine is a palate-pleaser. Serve it chilled and accompany it with a refreshing Citrus Salad or a delectable seafood spread for a light and delightful Christmas experience. The wine's mouthwatering acidity and supple mouthfeel make it a versatile match for a variety of holiday dishes.

This Christmas, let River Stone wines elevate your festive gatherings with their exceptional flavors and impeccable pairings. Whether you're indulging in the robust 'Corner Stone,' toasting with the Sparkling White Merlot, or savoring the crisp Sauvignon Blanc, each sip will be a journey through the vineyard. Cheers to a season filled with delightful wine and food pairings, creating memories that will last long after the decorations are taken down.


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