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!)
This year marks the 44th release of Anchor Brewery’s iconic Christmas Ale. Each year Anchor releases a new recipe and an original hand-drawn label to boot. Discovering and decoding the taste of each year’s brew is a very merry tradition for any true beer lover. We reached out to Scott Ungermann, Anchor’s Brewmaster, to see if he would dish out the details of the 2018 recipe. Spoiler alert – the festive formula is still safe with his ironclad silence.
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.
Put on your comfy pants and grab the best seat in the house. Santa can’t come down the chimney until you have seen at least 3 of these seasonal film favorites.