Three Red Wines for the 2021 Holiday Season

T’is the season.... the bold, deep and delightful red wine season.


I love it.


3 Holiday wines, an Itlaian, a Spanish and French red wine all perfectly paired with the holidays. Enjoy.
my 3 red wine holiday selections for 2021

Ah, the holidays conjure up feelings of the warmth of fireplace and family togetherness. And nothing pairs as well with the season and it’s classic holiday movies as a glass (or bottle) of a delicious, robust red.


So for the season, once again this year, I’m headed to Europe for some recommendations just as I did last season with my 2020 holiday wine tasting. So let’s get ready to travel this holiday season through our wine with these 3 selections for 2021.


Back To Europe Through Wine


When most think of European wines, we instantly think of France, Italy and Spain. So, I decided to search for one from each that will be perfect for the holiday season. All different, all award winning, all luxurious and yet all rather affordable too. Remember, the Luxury of quality wine doesn’t need to always cost fortune.


Italy - Achille Toscana 2019

Italian Tuscan Sangiovese pairs perfect with holiday Italian dishes
Perfect pairing with red sauce Italian holiday favorites

I find myself eating Italian on the holidays, whether it’s pasta or lasagna in normally involves red sauce. Therefore, having an Italian red is necessity and this Tuscan 100%!Sangiovese is a perfect choice.


The 90 pts from James Suckling makes many take note, but it’s label also provides some festive feeling and attraction to wine. Thisjuicy medium bodied fruit (cherries or black cherries) forward red holds a noticeable softness it creates a type of wine perfect for multiple glasses and opening of another bottle over this longer holiday meals.


(Retails for under $20)


Spain - Valderiz Ribera del Duero 2018