What a pleasure to reunite with family and friends during the holiday season. But celebrations also involve a great deal of preparation. It just won’t do to run out of food or worse, wine! How many glasses are in a bottle? What wine to serve with turkey? Let us guide you!
Assuming that a regular bottle (750 ml) contains 5 to 6 glasses of wine, our magnum type products (1.5 liters) double this quantity, but at a better price. Indeed, although they contain the equivalent of two bottles, their prices do not reflect the same multiplication.
If you want to divide the wine equally for a dozen people, pour 125 ml into a control glass, it will serve as a guide for the rest of the service. On the other hand, you want to leave this task to your guests while relieving them of the task of handling a heavy bottle? Divide its contents into 2 decanters. This will facilitate the service and allow the red wines especially, to breathe and unfold their aromas. Don't forget to have water on hand, alcohol dehydrates, and moderation is always in good taste!
There’s some wine left at the end of the evening? You should know that large formats keep admirably well. Indeed, the larger the bottle, the more slowly the wine evolves. The volume of liquid is doubled under the cork, exchanges with oxygen during its evolution are therefore slower.
Turkey, stew, comfort food, revisited classics, etc., have been carefully prepared, often in advance, to impress your guests. Now you know how many bottles you'll need, but do you know which ones will go best with your menu? Here are suggestions of large formats and their holiday pairings for your gatherings!
Made with fruits grown at an altitude of nearly 900 meters, this cuvée reaches for the stars and lives up to its name. You’ll find the opulent expression of Ribera del Duero wines in this red with complex scents and imposing but supple tannins. Ideal with tourtière (meat pie) from Lac Saint-Jean.
For two decades, the hard work of the Cusumano brothers has been associated, along with other cutting-edge estates in the region, with the revival of modern Sicilian oenology. A purity of the fruit induced by a long aging of 5 months on fine lees and no contact with the wood result in a pure Syrah where fruity, floral and spicy notes dominate. The perfect red to serve with this roast turkey.
In the land of Soave, Valpolicella and Amarone wines, this intriguing blend composed of equal parts Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon still manages to distinguish itself. Nicely woody with a hint of smoke and vanilla. Rich and generous, it will be great with beef Wellington.
Outside the classico zone of Chianti, some sub-areas have a strong enough identity allowing them to claim a distinct appellation. The smallest, but most qualitatively distinguishing, Rufina, is closely linked to the Frescobaldis. Full-bodied, fruity, woody and spicy, this red is perfect to highlight our rack of lamb with rhubarb sauce recipe.
Flagship for the Château, the Tradition cuvée embodies all the family’s know-how in its most accessible range. The use of large casks and not barrels for aging leaves a dominant space for fruity notes. A generous red that will be perfect with comfort food such as cassoulet.
The 350-hectare estate (115 of which are for vines) benefits from Atlantic and Mediterranean influences favourable to the proper maturation of the harvest, and uses only its own grapes for its cuvées. Full-bodied, spicy and fruity with beautiful notes of cooked and black fruit, this cuvée will offer a perfect combination for our hearty meatballs and pig's feet stew.
Independent family estate Niepoort has been operating for over 150 years. Its "Dialogo" range offers cuvées to be enjoyed casually, to share with friends during a good meal. The drawing on the label, which tells stories through the cuvées, reinforces this congenial aspect. An unpretentious wine to enjoy with our apple-stuffed roast of pork.
A generous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Les Vignes de Nicole deploys beautiful accents of blackcurrant, spices, pepper, liquorice and violets in a persistent and ample ensemble. Beautiful pairing with a vegetable lasagna.
Benefitting from its proximity to neighbouring Germanic countries, Trentino-Alto Adige is also the cradle of the best Italian Pinot Grigios. Very dry, with beautiful fruity and floral tones, this one will be perfect with avocado and shrimp verrines.