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Cheap, Little Known Ways to Choose the Perfect Wine for Your Christmas Dinner with Direct Wines Promo Discounts

By Paul Sandalwood
December 07, 2010

Sipping a glass of exquisite wine is considered to be one of the most pleasurable gustatory experiences ever known to man. Whether you're a demanding sommelier or just a regular aficionado, experiencing that sweet, tangy zip of wine goodness from the moment the glass touches your lips to the time your tastebuds explode with flavor will surely be an unforgettable encounter every single time.

With the Yuletide season fast approaching, I'm sure you're already thinking about which variety of excellent wine you'll be pairing with your Christmas dinner entree. Need a bit of help with your wine pairing know-how? Here are a few useful tips and pointers that will surely impress even the most meticulous oenophile without emptying your bank account:

  1. Plan your menu ahead. Deciding which wine to serve on your Christmas dinner depends on the richness of your menu. If you're planning to serve food with intense flavors, having a bottle Riesling or Pinot Blanc at hand will definitely do the trick. Lighter menu options call for Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. Thirsty for a quick sip? Why don't you start using Direct Wines promo discounts to get your hands on the most sought after varieties minus the excessive rates?
  2. Crucial factors to consider: acidity and weight. Besides balancing food flavors, wines are mostly consumed around the world to amplify the piquancy of whatever menu is served. This is where two very important wine selection factors come in -- acidity and weight. Pair dishes that contain lemon, vinegar, apple or any other acidic ingredient with similarly acidic varieties like Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, while grilled offerings go well with Viognier and Chardonnay to counter any hints of buttery and tangy flavors. Check out wines and spirits coupon deals to get the complete lowdown on all popular wine-menu medleys for less.
  3. Build your menu progressively. Keep in mind that to make wine and food pairings successful, serving dishes from light to heavy is always the perfect strategy. For example, you can start off with a salad, next with an appetizer or two, then have a finale of steak or grilled fish. Doing it the other way around will just make the food and wine less palatable. Just make sure you use Direct Wines promo discounts so you'll experience that perfect zing each and every time you take a sip.
  4. When in doubt, ask a professional. Serving wines, just like cooking, is an art. Sometimes it can be tough for tenderfoot oenophiles to zero in on the flavor and twang of the wine to balance a certain dish. When unsure of what variety goes really well with the rabbit stew you're planning to serve as the main course, you can always make use of Angie's List online codes to enlist the help of a certified sommelier without overspending even a single dime.
Cheap, Little Known Ways to Choose the Perfect Wine for Your Christmas Dinner with Direct Wines Promo Discounts

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