Winter seasonal beers are an annual tradition anticipated by beer enthusiasts and casual sippers a like. Each year, brewers set out to make their own winter warmer with seasonal spices and personal flares. This year, we are counting down to Christmas with these 12 festive beers. From robust dark ales to crisp IPAs, there is a holiday brew for every pallet.
So, you decided to participate in a holiday cookie swap and you are feeling the pressure of the Christmas clock. You realize you only have a few days until the exchange and your heart drops faster than Hans Gruber off the Nakatomi Tower. (It’s a Christmas movie. End the debate!)
The science of pairing wine with food has been studied for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and the general consensus is that they work wonderfully together. What is not an exact science, however, is what traditional holiday meals are served from one family to another. Each could potentially have a different varietal of wine that suits the staple of the meal. To help with this dilemma I have comprised a list of common festive feasts and near perfect wines to pair with them.
‘Twas the night before guests arrived, when all through the house, not a creature was silent, not even the spouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney in a hurry, in hope that they could pull it together with haste, not fury.