Christmas Open Thread

Posted by | Posted in Terroirist | Posted on 12-25-2012

After the big night, Santa typically unwinds with chicken wings & Jack.

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

To me, Christmas has always seemed a bit less confusing than other holidays for the at-home sommelier. Unlike Thanksgiving, where you sit down to ten courses and 10,000 calories at once, it’s a great day to spread the drinking around — Champagne with brunch, maybe a nice white wine or light red in the afternoon, and then a couple of big reds with dinner.

So what’s on your holiday menu this year? Let us know in the comments!

Comments (4)

  1. a vertical of 95-2008 Haut bages Liberal

  2. We started with a 2010 Espelt Garnacha “Old Vines,” picked up at Trader Joe’s for about $13. Considering the price, I thought the wine was quite tasty.

    We then moved to a 2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Griffin’s Lair Vineyard Syrah. Decanted for about 4 hours, the wine was absolutely stunning.

  3. 2005 barbaresco magnum (unbelievable beef tenderloin) and a lovely Sancerre (king crab legs). Mondavi Cab now as I re-read Kitchen Confidential.

  4. Call me a geek, but I opened a 2005 Chateau Gloria and a 1995 Banfi Excelsus. Get it? Gloria and Excelsus at Christmas.