When we are so busy with the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays we tend to either make our favorite easy dishes or just do take-out.
Of course we are stressed and look forward to relaxing and enjoying our meal with a glass of wine. A perfect way to unwind and get ready for the next busy day.
Here are a few of popular dishes with suggested pairings to enjoy during the next few weeks during our pre-holiday fun.
Curry Chicken, a favorite of many -- try a Torrontes from Argentina. With its fresh citrus flavors, or apple and peach flavors it will be just right with the spicy Asian flavors. You can also choose beer if that's your preference which will refresh and cleanse the palate.
Jerk Pork has a sweet-spiciness to it that we all love. A Riesling with stone fruit and orange flavors will be complimentary to the jerk seasonings.
Lamb Vindaloo -- lamb needs a red wine that is low in tannin and served chilled. The Red Truck Zinfandel has cherry and strawberry fruit flavors; or a Cotes du Rhone Rouge with plump berry and cherry flavors are both good matches for this lamb dish.
Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a spicy red sauce dish that calls for a bubbly. With all that heat, the bubbles are refreshing and pair well with this spicy dish. Choose a Prosecco or "extra dry" sparkling wine. The hint of sweetness in the extra dry works very well with the heat of the 'diavolo'.
Happy Pre-Holiday Fun!