Best Wines with Fruitcake
Vote for your favourite holiday wine and fruitcake pairings from around the world in the Holiday World Wine Match!
December 3, 2013
11 am EST
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Why This Wine: This wine has a deep, saturated ruby color with flinty and chocolate aromas on the nose. What really grabs me is the taste of pepper, tobacco and cedar notes. I can just imagine this at the end of a great turkey dinner with some fruitcake to bring all of the characteristics of this wine together!
Why This Wine: I love Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port! It's rich, not overly sweet, fruity and nutty. Slowly swirl it around in the mouth, and aromas rise into your sinuses, carrying dark berry notes and hints of hazelnuts. It fits with fruitcake like a hand into a fine kid glove.
Why This Wine: The Bench 1775 Late Harvest Cab Merlot with fruitcake just rings of Christmas. It warms the palate with full-bodied, luscious notes of spice, clove and cinnamon, while the fruity character - namely plum and ripe berries - mirrors the fruit in the dessert. It really is Christmas in a glass.
Why This Wine: A lovely dessert wine on its own, or with fruitcake! This style of sherry brings together a terrific nutty flavour with the creamy, sweet, mouth-filling base. It's as though the wine was made for fruitcake.
Why This Wine: The Petalo Il Vino dell'Amore sparkling wine is a perfect pairing with desert, especially strawberries, because it's light and has a flavourful effervescence that gives it a fun vibe with fruitcake. It's so contagious!
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