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Sparkling Wine for the Holidays

Posted on 03/05/2012 by Sharon Fenchak

By Bernard Delille, Biltmore Winemaster

Though sometimes reserved for special occasions like a New Year’s Eve toast, sparkling wines are surprisingly versatile and food friendly. Incorporate them into your menus, from rich hors d’oeuvres and appetizers to full course meals and all those wonderful desserts, for a refreshing addition.

Start Out with Sparkling

Your guests have begun to arrive and you’ve set out a delightful array of sweet and savory nibbles to tempt them. Uncork ourBiltmore Estate Sparkling Blanc de Noir, which pairs perfectly with most classic appetizers, including Brie cheese and strawberries. As a bonus, its lovely, light coral hue is eye-catching and festive.

Dinner Deserves to Sparkle, Too!

You don’t have to bring a variety of wines to the table—simply present a sparkling favorite such as our Château Reserve Blanc de Blancs. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in the mountains of North Carolina, this wine is an outstanding selection that everyone will enjoy with the hearty flavors of the season.

Sweet Endings

Our Biltmore Estate Sparkling Pas de Deux wine is a lively and lightly sweet sparkling made from aromatic Muscat Canelli grapes. Aromas of orange blossom, mint, red currant, and roses make this wine an excellent choice for pairing with desserts, from sugar cookies to pumpkin pie—and everything in between.

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