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The holidays are such a special time that we all look forward to every year (even during this particularly difficult time). It’s always wonderful to relax with your family and share delicious meals, complemented by the perfect wines, of course!

Here are three great ways to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas with Côtes du Rhône wines.
(Click on the pictures below the videos to discover our delicious pairings)

THANKSGIVING table
with a red côtes du rhône Villages

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THANKSGIVING table
with a red côtes du rhône Villages

To complete your traditional Thanksgiving feast of roast turkey and all the accompaniments, you can’t go wrong with a Red Côtes du Rhône Villages. The combination of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes gives our wines complex aromas of ripe fruits and reveal a rich, silky taste with every sip.

 

ROAST TURKEY
It’s classic for a reason! Alongside your golden roast bird and cornucopia of side dishes, the perfect wine pairing is a young red Côtes Du Rhône Villages. Take a whiff and you’ll instantly understand how this well-spiced vino matches the cinnamon and nutmeg scattered across your autumnal feast, while flavors of fresh red fruits, cherries and currants echo the famous cranberry sauce.

BAKED POTATOES
Côtes du Rhône Villages, a full-flavored red wine is a naturally good companion for the rich, brown gravy that tops–we hope–your baked potatoes. Concentrated aromas serve to underline the comforting earthiness of the buttery spuds.

CHAUMES CHEESE
Take a break from American traditions and do as the French do: end your feast with Chaumes, a creamy, washed-rind cheese and a bottle of red Côtes du Rhône Villages. The tender, milky cheese helps uncover notes of chocolate, white pepper and other spices from the wine, illuminating a previously hidden range of warm flavors.

ROAST TURKEY

It’s classic for a reason! Alongside your golden roast bird and cornucopia of side dishes, the perfect wine pairing is a young red Côtes Du Rhône Villages. Take a whiff and you’ll instantly understand how this well-spiced vino matches the cinnamon and nutmeg scattered across your autumnal feast, while flavors of fresh red fruits, cherries and currants echo the famous cranberry sauce.

BAKED POTATOES

Côtes du Rhône Villages, a full-flavored red wine is a naturally good companion for the rich, brown gravy that tops–we hope–your baked potatoes. Concentrated aromas serve to underline the comforting earthiness of the buttery spuds.

CHAUMES CHEESE

Take a break from American traditions and do as the French do: end your feast with Chaumes, a creamy, washed-rind cheese and a bottle of red Côtes du Rhône Villages. The tender, milky cheese helps uncover notes of chocolate, white pepper and other spices from the wine, illuminating a previously hidden range of warm flavors.

HOLIDAY table
with a white Côtes du Rhône

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HOLIDAY table
with a white Côtes du Rhône

What’s the best wine pairing for a Christmas meal centered around a sumptuous raw seafood spread and rich, buttery pastry? A white Côtes du Rhône, of course! Generous, rich and expressive, these whites possess a remarkably wide aromatic palette that opens up a whole range of pairing possibilities.

 

SEAFOOD PLATTER
Alongside shrimp cocktail, oysters, and cold lobster (or whatever raw or barely cooked seafood you prefer), white Côtes du Rhône wines exhibit a delicious saline expression marked by their unique terroir.

SMOKED SALMON CANAPÉS
When paired with unctuous smoked salmon, however, the same wines take on a completely different profile, harmonizing with the decadent fish on top of a previously undetectable bass line of wood smoke. The aftertaste is characterized by notes of exotic fruits–hints of physalis and carambola inviting your mouth on a much-needed tropical vacation.

GOUGÈRES
When it comes to gougères, a savory French pastry imbued with a generous quantity of cheese, it’s the butter that brings everything together (isn’t it always?) and the crispness of the white wine that helps keep this dish from verging into overwhelmingly rich territory.

SEAFOOD PLATTER

Alongside shrimp cocktail, oysters, and cold lobster (or whatever raw or barely cooked seafood you prefer), white Côtes du Rhône wines exhibit a delicious saline expression marked by their unique terroir.

SMOKED SALMON CANAPÉS

When paired with unctuous smoked salmon, however, the same wines take on a completely different profile, harmonizing with the decadent fish on top of a previously undetectable bass line of wood smoke. The aftertaste is characterized by notes of exotic fruits–hints of physalis and carambola inviting your mouth on a much-needed tropical vacation.

GOUGÈRES

When it comes to gougères, a savory French pastry imbued with a generous quantity of cheese, it’s the butter that brings everything together (isn’t it always?) and the crispness of the white wine that helps keep this dish from verging into overwhelmingly rich territory.

HOLIDAY table
with a Côtes du Rhône Rosé

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HOLIDAY table
with a Côtes du Rhône Rosé

Find “la vie en rose” in the monochromatic winter landscape by enjoying a Côtes du Rhône rosé with a meal centered around a crisp roast capon, French green beans and a decadent cheese platter. The rosés of the Côtes du Rhône region are truly wines of gastronomy and can be enjoyed even in the middle of winter when offered alongside festive dishes.

 

CAPON
The wine’s fine, delicate tannins provide the perfect counterbalance to the roast flesh of the capon while, at the end of each sip, you are met with the pleasing freshness of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, readying your palette for the next delicious bite.

FRENCH BEANS
Côtes du Rhône rosés also exhibit fruit-forward notes of raspberry, pomegranate and sweet spices that provide an elegant welcome to practically any green bean dish.

CHEESE PLATTER
Rosé is, for good reason, known as an ideal pairing for cheese. With a well thought-out cheese platter, each cheese will take its turn in the spotlight, slowly revealing the full aromatic range of the wine.

CAPON

The wine’s fine, delicate tannins provide the perfect counterbalance to the roast flesh of the capon while, at the end of each sip, you are met with the pleasing freshness of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, readying your palette for the next delicious bite.

FRENCH BEANS

Côtes du Rhône rosés also exhibit fruit-forward notes of raspberry, pomegranate and sweet spices that provide an elegant welcome to practically any green bean dish.

CHEESE PLATTER

Rosé is, for good reason, known as an ideal pairing for cheese. With a well thought-out cheese platter, each cheese will take its turn in the spotlight, slowly revealing the full aromatic range of the wine.

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