Wine Pairings for Your Holiday Party

Impress Your Guests With Wine That Complements Your Meal

As the holidays approach and we begin to think about entertaining and booking our holiday parties, we know it’s important to impress. What do we wear? What do we serve? Most importantly, what do we drink? We put together a simple pairing guide to make your holiday party season simpler and more festive, so you can focus on the more important things - like enjoying your glass of wine!

White Wines
Moxie's Kale & Quinoa Salad + Lemon Vinaigrette Wine Icon

PINOT GRIGIO is a more acidic wine, making it less sweet than other white varieties. It’s zesty and refreshing and pairs well with fresh vegetables, fish and lighter meals.
Moxie’s Pairing: Kale & Quinoa Salad

Moxie's Seared Ginger Tuna Salad Wine Icon

SAUVIGNON BLANC is usually made completely dry, pairing best with light meats and green herbs. It’s also a hit with soft, briny and sour cheeses.
Moxie’s pairing: Seared Ginger Tuna Salad

Moxie's Shrimp Linguine Wine Icon

CHARDONNAY is the most common type of white grape used today. It’s dry, full bodied and crisp. Popular pairings include seafood, pasta and creamy sauces.
Moxie’s pairing: Lobster & Shrimp Linguine

White Wines
Moxie's Chicken Madeira Rigatoni Wine Icon

PINOT NOIR can be light or full bodied and pairs well with a wide range of foods. Lighter versions pair well with salmon or other fatty fish, roasted chicken or pasta dishes. Bigger, full bodied versions are ideal with duck, casseroles or stew.
Moxie’s pairing: Chicken Madeira Rigatoni

Slow Roasted Baby Back Ribs Wine Icon

SHIRAZ is a full bodied wine and best paired with lean red meat, stews and mildly spicy food such as chili, beef, lamb or brisket.
Moxie’s pairing: Chicago Cut Baby Back Ribs

Moxie's Delicious AAA Steaks Wine Icon

CABERNET SAUVIGNON and Malbec are denser, more tannic wines that pair well with meaty dishes: think chorizo sausage, lasagna or barbecued lamb.
Moxie’s pairing: Any of our delicious USDA PRIME steaks

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