We selected these five wines with winter food and holiday meals in mind. You’ll be able to find them at reputable local wine stores, online retailers, and on the Camp Lodge wine list. For the reds, consider decanting them hours ahead of time and serving them below room temperature – ideally 57°F. The chill will disarm some of the power, letting the flavors shine through.
Pierre Peters Champagne N.V. France
This non-vintage, all Chardonnay bottle is the best Champagne in the world for under $100.
Littorai Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
This Chardonnay is made by one of California’s greatest winemakers. Buy any vineyard, from any vintage.
Regis Bouvier Marsannay “Clos du Roy” Burgundy, France
For those of you that want to dip your toes into Pinot from Burgundy, here’s a great place to start.
Staglin Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
This one will cost you and it’s worth it. This bottle is great for a holiday dinner or the cellar.
Castello di Verduno Barbaresco “Rabaja”, Italy
With power and elegance, this Nebbiolo will stand up to any winter dish and matches well with turkey. Ideally, drink at 10-15 years old. Either way, get this into a decanter several hours before dinner time.