Special holidays call for special celebrations. Colonial can help you find the perfect pairing, create a signature cocktail or cook with a little more spirit this year. Check out these ideas or stop by the store to talk to one of our celebration specialists. And remember to Celebrate Responsibly.

Perfect Pairings

Here are some basic wine and food pairing philosophies that can help.  

Seek Balance: Bold foods call for bold wines; think steak and a hearty Cabernet Sauvignon like Gerard Bertrand. Lighter, delicate dishes call for more subtle flavors.

Alike/Opposite: You can often pair the same dish with two very different wines. Serving something sweet? Pair it with an equally sweet wine or go for one that contrasts the flavor with more acidity.

Pair Like a Local: When serving regional cuisine (Italian, German, Spanish) try to select a wine from that same region. The flavors were meant to be together.

Click here to see our food and wine pairing chart.


Here are some delicious pairings to serve to your guests. Leave the milk for Santa.

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Here are three types of wines you should have on hand for entertaining or as last-minute hostess gifts.   

Sparkling: Gloria Ferrer Brut

White: Barth Rene Pinot Blanc Alsace France

Red: Laetitia Pinot Noi