When the temperature drops and the holidays arrive, it’s time to gather together, eat soul-warming food and raise a toast to family and friends. That’s why Wine Enthusiast editors created the Ultimate Entertaining Guide—your one-stop shop for how to celebrate the holidays in style.
This year, we encourage you to shake up your own traditions and adopt new elements. Consider a gracious Southern Thanksgiving, showcasing fresh local ingredients; a contemporary American Hanukkah dinner; a Tuscan-style Chrismas inspired by notable Italian wine families; a Japanese New Year complete with good-luck dishes; or an ultramodern New Year’s Eve featuring sparkling wine for any budget.
In this 15-page how-to, we share festive food recipes from top chefs, wine pairing tips from experts and tasty cocktails made by today’s hottest mixologists. You’ll also find top-notch table-décor tricks and perfect playlists you can get on Spotify. All of our tips promise to simplify and elevate your holiday dinners this season. Any way you say it—cheers, l’chaim, prost, kanpai—there’s no better season to serve and indulge, Wine Enthusiast style.