The beauty of sparkling wines is that you can pair them with just about any food. Bubbly is a champion when it comes to food pairing because the natural acidity in a good sparkler helps to brighten the flavors. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, or some other holiday tradition, a bottle of bubbly means it is time for the party to start.

Here are some of our favorite selections to pair with your next holiday meal.

Start your party – the toast: Choose your favorite ISC bubbly as they all are up for the task of the opening toast. For a large crowd, the Guardian Magnum is the way to go!

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes: Brut Ombré Rosé or Pét Nat Rosé

Lobster: ISC Brut or Blend 795 or Ensemble

Oysters:  ISC Brut orEnsemble

Ham: Sec or Blend 795

Pumpkin pie: ISC Brut or Blend 795

Roast Beef/Prime Rib: Guardian Magnum or Brut Rosé de Saignée

Sugar cookies/Christmas cookies: Demi Sec Rosé & Sec

Lamb: Brut Rosé de Saignée or Pét Nat Rosé

Pecan pie: ISC Brut 

Fudge: Demi Sec Rosé or Brut Ombré Rosé

Pork loin: Brut Ombré Rosé, Pét Nat Rosé, or Back to Back

Cheeses: All of the above

Oysters: ISC Brut, Blend 795, or Illnatic

Goose: Brut Rosé de Saignée or Pét Nat Rosé

Tamales: Sec or Back to Back

Antipasti: ISC Brut or Blend 795

Baked Ziti/Lasagna: Brut Ombré Rosé, Demi Sec Rosé

Panettone (sweet bread):Demi Sec Rosé

Collard greens: Brut Rosé de Saignée, Pét Nat Rosé or Illnatic

Brisket: Guardian Magnum or Brut Rosé de Saignée

Latkes (potato pancake): ISC Brut, Blend 795, or Sec

Sufganiyot (jelly doughnut): Demi Sec Rosé


Stop by the Tasting Room today to pick up a bottle or two. Of course, we deliver too!

  • Shipping to AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, MT, TN, TX, or WI: Order here.

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Here’s hoping that you and yours have a splendid and memorable meal together.

November 28th, 2023  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 


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