Aromatic whites, maybe even ones that seem a little spicy on the palate, work extremely well (with flavourful holiday sides). Try the Pinot Gris from Alsace; a totally different experience from most Northern Italian Pinot Grigio, with notes of dark honey, Asian spices, orange peel and cardamom. Unctuous and rich, it has the body and complexity to stand up to anything put against it. #UnCorkedPotential .
Pierre Sparr Mambourg Pinot Gris Grand Cru 2015, Alsace, France $25.95 (LCBO Vintages #686451) - big and bold, with lemon curd, dark honey and tangerine notes; palate-coating, with a touch of residual sweetness