Find Your Perfect Match This Holiday Season With Texas Wines
Finding your favorite Texas wine can bring back memories of holidays past or help build some for the future. Wine is perfect for a number of holiday occasions, from hostess gifts to Secret Santa, holiday gifts for family, to a special treat for yourself. No matter the event, something to consider when choosing wine is the food the wine might pair it with or if there is a memory you are wanting to rekindle. The taste and smell of wine is a delectable treat during the holidays. Follow our seasonal culinary adventures with our Texas-inspired recommendations.
If you are stocking up on wines to sip and share with friends and family, there’s an array of wines at any of the 400+ wineries throughout the state to discover. At the Texas Department of Agriculture, we are just as excited as you are about the holidays!
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SHINING STARS: TEXAS COWBOY RIBEYE CINNAMON AND CLOVE
Carignan red wine is known for being a medium red wine and is an earthy wine. Features notes of cured meat, red fruit, and spice like – cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves, and is the perfect match to wild game and Texas beef. Try a cinnamon-seared ribeye and roasted vegetables.
TEXAS ESSENTIALS: APPLES AND PEARS
Spiced baked pear with pecan and honey, sliced apples, cheddar, and gruyere. Chenin Blanc is the perfect winter white wine featuring notes of apples and pears. With elements of warm wool and hints of spice that stir memories of winter hikes and enjoying the Texas countryside.
FIXINS: RED PLUM AND CRANBERRIES
Sugared cranberries, thinly sliced red plums, and fresh bread are a nice match for this wine. Piquette is a low alcohol wine that comes in a variety of flavors with elements of cranberries and cola that make it the perfect match to go with rich holiday flavors. Plus with its refreshing flavor and low alcohol content it’s a wine you can enjoy for the holiday party.