Pairing Through Your Holiday Meal
Spanish wine might be the best kept secret for holiday parties. Find a Sherry to sip alongside small bites, savory whites and lush reds to accompany winter meals, and a dry, nutty Cava to clean your palate between forkfuls of lavish desserts.
Spend your holidays with one foot in the Iberian with these delightful Spanish wines—picked for you from our staff.
A sporting blend of Pedro Ximenez and Muscat of Alexandria, this white Priorato sparks intense flavors of papaya and pineapple, with the famous Llicorella soils providing a rich texture on the palate. – Jose Banegas, Wine & Spirits Consultant
An extraordinary wine from Familia Conesa in Albacete, La Mancha. Fragrant red berries and dried herbs capture the purity of Tempranillo from an arid region. – Teddy Daly, Wine & Spirits Consultant
A dry, unfortified table wine made by one of my favorite sherry houses—this beautiful wine drinks like the best of both worlds. Lightly oxidative in style, it offers aromas of hazelnut, stone fruit, and a kiss of smoke rounded out by an almost Champagne-style minerality from the region’s albariza soils. – Jon Miner, Wine & Spirits Consultant
Do you dream of the dried fruit and nut selection at Sahadi’s or Kalustyan’s? If the dark, rich, intensely concentrated flavors of dried rhubarb, roasted cashews, mulberries, raisins and sour cherries make you instantly salivate you will be enthralled with the evocative complexity of Callejuela’s “El Cerro” Oloroso. – Vince Grace, Wine & Spirits Consultant
A rare, unfortified sherry from a father-and-son team in Jerez. The aromas and flavors are classic fino—marcona almonds, citrus, and saline—but on the palate it’s big, bold and powerful. Only 1,100 bottles of this were made so snap it up while you can. – Amy Miller, Wine & Spirits Consultant
The creation of two Basque shepherd brothers, this Txakoli brings refreshing citrus, crisp minerality, bright acidity, and low levels of alcohol into a bottle of delicious, organic goodness. Serve with a nice chill and enjoy all day, preferably with boquerones. – Marc Mousky, Wine & Spirits Consultant
Bohigas, Cava Brut Reserva $13.96
If you are looking for Champagne-method sparklers at Prosecco prices, Cava from Spain should be your go-to. The Bohigas, Cava Brut Reserva is bright and fresh like Prosecco, but dry and complex like Champagne, giving you the best of both worlds. – Josh Mizrahi, Wine & Spirits Consultant