MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 19:  Martha Stewart attends FIU Teaching Restaurant Inaugural Dinner hosted by Mark Militello, Norman Van Aken, Allen Susser, Michelle Bernstein, Hedy Goldsmith and Cindy Hutson at FIU Restaurant Management Laboratory during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival on February 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival)
Food - Drink
Martha Stewart's Wine Advice For Your Holiday Party
Most foodies would agree that no proper dinner is complete without a wine pairing. This only becomes more important during the holiday season, when people attend roughly three times as many social gatherings and drink roughly twice as much, so heed this advice from hostess with the mostest Martha Stewart on how to pick the perfect wines for your holiday dinner.
Contrary to what you might think, according to Martha Stewart, the key to the perfect wine lineup at any holiday party isn’t variety. To please all guests, Stewart recommends serving a good-quality white wine and a light red option, which should be just enough variety to please everyone’s palate as well as complement any courses you might serve.
To choose the proper red and white options, think of what food you’re serving. Zinfandel is a good option due to its moderate tannins, mild acidity, and slight sweetness, and pairs well with fruity or chili-forward foods. Another light red is Lambrusco which pairs well with rich foods like Italian cuisine. For white fans, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, or Chardonnay are all good options.