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The holidays are here! And that means it’s time to open some great bottles of wine with family and friends. But do you know how to make the most of it? Don’t worry, we’ve reach out to Schild’s IGA owner, Kevin Schild, who is known in his community of Norwalk, OH as the go-to wine expert to answer some of the most common wine questions when it comes to holiday parties and hosting!
A. For fish, you’re going to want a white. That means a chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc or riesling. Your whites are going to range from dry to sweet—so really it’s based on your preference. If you're serving salmon however, they say a red wine goes best.
For beef, a bolder red like a Cabernet or Merlot is the perfect compliment.
And lastly, a lighter red pairs best with pasta. Think of a pinot noir, Burgundy or Chianti.
A. Assuming this is someone you like, I would concentrate on a bottle that’s between $15-$25, especially if you’re thinking it will be served with the meal. I also encourage you to consider buying something you know that person may never buy for themselves. Hopefully you know what they like, but if not think of what you would buy for your table and then go just a little higher in price.
A. It depends on the length of your event. If you’re planning a four-hour meal, 2-2.5 glasses per person can be expected. But you know your crowd best. For example, I’ve found that older adults might drink less than a younger crowd.