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Tis the season for holiday parties and with those parties comes plenty of food and hopefully some holiday cheer in the liquid form.

This guide brought to you by Harry & David® will help you pick out the perfect wine for any type of seasonal celebration you’re hosting.

Holiday Wines for Every Holiday Party

Holiday Brunch

Holiday Wines for Every Holiday Party

Brunches are always fun, relaxed, and I like to keep things casual when I host a brunch for family and friends. Switching things up from the traditional bubbly used in mimosas to a white wine like a fruity Riesling and topped off with OJ is a fun twist.

Tip: Buy an all-inclusive brunch basket, containing everything from wine to fruit preserves and pancake mix. Try Harry & David’s Brunch Gift Basket with Wine.

Holiday Dinner Party

Holiday Wines for Every Holiday Party

We’re all so busy this time of year, running and going in a million directions, and you don’t want to be stressed at your own event. I always plan my menu well in advance including the wines. Sometimes I just serve a couple of wines, one white and one red, but offering different wines for different courses will make your event extra special. In general, pair white with light foods and red with heavier.

Tip: Have both red and white on hand since some guests may only drink one or the other, regardless of what you’re serving. Try the Harry & David™ Red with White Wine Trio.

Wine and Cheese Party

Holiday Wines for Every Holiday Party

This is the easiest and least stressful type of party to throw, i.e. my favorite. I could live off cheese and wine. Pair cheeses that match your favorite wines and serve with crackers, dips, fruits and vegetables, nuts, or your favorites snacks, and sit back and enjoy.

Tip: Order a gourmet wine-and-cheese basket such as this Gourmet Cheese Gift with Wine from Harry & David. It comes pre-packaged with a bottle of Harry & David™ Pinot Gris and an assortment of artisanal cheeses, mixed nuts and dried berries.

New Year’s Eve Party

Holiday Wines for Every Holiday Party

If there’s one night a year to go all out for, I think it’s New Year’s Eve. Everyone wants to let their hair down, go to an amazing party, and have fun. In addition to predictable champagne, provide an assortment of options for your guests including robust reds like Cabernet Sauvignon and buttery whites like Chardonnay. It’s an unexpected twist your guests will love.

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