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Wine and Food Pairing Ideas for New Year's Eve

Wine and Food Pairing Ideas for New Year's Eve

The countdown to New Year's has almost started. It's time to decide on the impressive combinations of fine wines and delicious dishes that will become one of the main elements of the Christmas celebration.

To kick off the festive spirit and make it memorable, here are some examples of total wine and New Year’s Eve  and food pairings.

VIGNETI DEL SALENTO Leggenda 2019 Primitivo di Manduria DOC

The main grape variety used to make this wine  is Primitivo, which is used to make many other strong, full-bodied red wines. Primitivo wines often display ripe fruit flavors, including dark berries such as blackberry and plum.

The New Year wine may also display notes of spices, tobacco, and sometimes chocolate. While tasting it, it is possible to feel the rich taste and velvety lightness of the drink.

Food pairings

  • Grilled meat. Wine is an excellent complement to grilled meat. It can be tried with a juicy steak, barbecue ribs, or grilled sausages.

  • Cheese types: The drink also makes a great combination with some cheese types. You can especially try it with Pecorino and Parmesan cheeses, which can emphasize and enhance the delicious elements of the drink.

  • Mediterranean cuisine: Given the drink's Italian origins, Primitivo di Manduria can pair well with Mediterranean dishes.

  • Chocolate dessert. The wine's ripe fruit and occasional chocolate notes can make it a great companion to chocolate-based desserts or dark chocolate.

FANTINI Sangiovese Terre di Chieti

A red wine produced in the Terre di Chieti, southern Italy's Abruzzo region. The wine producer is Fantini, who is renowned for his talent in producing high-quality wines from different regions of Italy, incorporating both traditional and modern winemaking techniques.

Sangiovese wines are known for their bright acidity, moderate ingredients, and a wide range of flavor profiles, including balsamic, strawberry, plum, and herbal notes.

Food pairings։ Food and wine New Year's Eve appetizers

  • Vegetable dishes. The wine's acidity and red fruit flavors make it an excellent companion to vegetable dishes. The drink can also be combined with many salads.

  • Dishes with vegetable ingredients: This type of wine often complements dishes containing vegetable ingredients. You can try it with ingredients that contain rosemary, thyme, or oregano.

  • Grilled meat: Considering the acidity of this wine, you can combine it with dishes containing grilled meat. It makes a great combination, especially with grilled chicken.


The wine is produced from grapes grown in excellent vineyards, where the combination of altitude, climate, and soil contributes to the unique character of the wine. The grape from which AIRE DE PROTOS ROSÉ is made is Tempranillo, grown in the dry climate of the Ribera del Duero.

The process of making the wine involves a blend of tradition and innovation․ The drink is subjected to proper aging, during which it acquires a delicate pink hue.

A wine that has an olive and strawberry flavor, as well as a delicate floral taste.

Food pairings

  • Grilled shrimp: Due to the acidity of the wine, it makes an excellent combination with sweet cabbage, as well as with fresh salads. You can also add citrus flavors to the composition of the salad, which will give the dish additional flavor notes.

  • Caprese Skewers: A classic pairing with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil. The acidity of the wine is especially pleasant when combined with the creaminess of the cheese, resulting in a balanced wave of flavors.

  • Salmon tartare: The delicate flavors of raw salmon in the tartare complement the rose-red berry notes. The unique taste of the fish has a positive effect on the acidity of the wine, thanks to which seafood lovers can experience an impressive taste explosion.


The Mijnaberd Winery is located in Armenia and has sun-drenched vineyards, the wine made from which can be tasted just by placing an order on the website.

The wine reflects the authenticity and vitality of Armenian agriculture. From the taste point of view, it can be described as a juicy pomegranate wine, which creates a blend of freshness and a rich range of flavors.

Food pairings

  • Grilled chicken: Let's imagine the delicious taste of grilled chicken and the sharp notes of pomegranate wine. Spices can also be added to this type of dish in advance, which will further improve the fusion of the drink and the dish.

  • Salmon dipped in pomegranate: The salmon dish will put a special emphasis on the flavor notes of the wine because in this case, both components contain pomegranate, prepared in different ways.

  • Chocolate-dipped strawberries: Although this type is different from the rest of the dishes, it remains a favorite dessert of many. And to make it more impressive, you can also combine it with pomegranate wine and have a more impressive effect.

Food and wine New Year's Eve or total wine New Year's Eve, this is how many of us celebrate this long-awaited holiday. You can order wine both by visiting the Vino & Vino specialty store and through the store's convenient website.

Wine and Food Pairing Ideas for New Year's Eve Wine and Food Pairing Ideas for New Year's Eve

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