How to approach the wine and cheese platters for the holidays

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The holidays are here, which means good times with good food and good wine.
Wine and cheese pairings always make for a festive holiday gathering, but putting them together can be intimidating.
So we invited Certified Sommelier Theo Rutherford to help us out.

Here’s what he suggested:

The Calling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay – $32

  • The Calling produces award-winning wines sourced from the best vineyards throughout California’s Sonoma wine region.
  • The Calling Chardonnay has crisp flavors of citrus and apple with a touch of oak.
  • The Calling Chardonnay is an award-winning selection sourced from California’s Sonoma Coast. The crisp acid and citrus flavors in this wine will pair well with a creamier cheese like Humboldt Fog or Brie.

Girard Artistry Blend – $53

  • For more than 40 years, Girard winery has specialized in small lot winemaking, sourcing fruit from the best vineyards in Napa.
  • Girard “Artistry” is a focused blend with flavors of blackberry, cherry, and red plum, with notes of coffee and baking spice. The name Artistry is a nod to the art of wine blending.
  • Girard “Artistry” is a focused blend from some of the best vineyards in Napa. The wine’s dark red fruit flavor and the velvety body pair well with a hard cheese with a little age to it, like a gouda or a cheddar.

Josh Cellars Reserve North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon – $20

  • Josh Cellars Reserve features premium, special-occasion wines sourced from some of the most prestigious winemaking regions in CA – perfect selections to share with loved ones. Josh Cellars Reserve wines were created by brand founder Joseph Carr in honor of his father who appreciated fine craftsmanship.
  • Josh Cellars is available via joshcellars.com, Drizly, Total Wine, and select retailers nationwide. 
  • Josh Cellars North Coast Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has rich flavors of dark cherries, hazelnuts, mocha, and a touch of vanilla.
  • Josh Cellars Reserve North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect premium wine selection to share with your loved ones. This wine is sourced from one of the most prestigious winemaking regions in CA and has flavors of dark cherries, hazelnuts, mocha, and a touch of vanilla. It pairs well with bleu cheese.

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