JaM Cellars’ Butter Chardonnay, California
We often focus on the main course when it comes to pairing wine with food, but what about the side dishes, especially when foods like garlic mashed potatoes and creamed corn pudding will be hitting the table soon? Well, it’s all in the name with this wine from JaM Cellars. Butter Chardonnay is rich, buttery, creamy and loaded with ripe citrus and apple flavors. It will work well with the luscious and creamy side dishes of upcoming holiday meals, as well as with roast turkey, seafood, and light meats. Available at retail locations for $14-$16.
14 Hands Winery’s Hot to Trot Red Blend, Washington state
As days grow shorter and the temperature drops, cravings for slow-cooked comfort food increase. These hearty dishes, such as stews and braised meats, can have complex flavors. Red wines from a blend of grapes work well with these dishes. 14 Hands Winery makes a wine based on Merlot and Syrah from Washington state. The Merlot provides red fruit flavors of cherries and red berries, while the Syrah adds dark plum flavors. Available at retail locations for $8-$10.