Again, not your average “holiday” beverage. But hear me out.
For me, Cabernet Sauvignon evokes the holidays because of what you pair with it. A good Cab is meant to be drunk with hearty meals, red meats, and flavorful spices. And what does my family eat at the holidays? DUCK.
Duck is Cabernet Sauvignon’s best friend. (I sound like a total snob. Forgive me. Or don’t, your call. But once you’ve tried this combination, you’ll understand what I mean.)
Yes, I have had a good Cabernet in April, even September. But it is certainly not a warm-weather drink, and since I only eat duck at Christmas…well, there you have it.
I could go on naming some of my favorites, but I have a feeling you’ve stopped reading by now. So enjoy this lovely photograph and look forward to a much less “bourgeois” post tomorrow. (It’s so good, in fact, that I might have to post it in the AM…)
P.S. If that wasn’t enough of a hint, you’ve probably never lived with me. *coughKBcough*