We Dig: Holiday Pairings with Ham


For some, ham is the chosen protein when it comes to the piece de résistance at the holiday dining table. In week two of this collaborative holiday pairing effort, we pull suggestions from beverage directors, brewers, chefs and restaurant managers about what to sip when ham takes the table.

Sara Harvey || Chef de Cuisine || Capitol Cider
One of the chefs behind the Seattle cider bar loves cider, of course, during the holidays, especially AlpenfirePirate Plank Bone Dry due to its high, warming tannins and bright, dry acid notes. Another favorite is theLiberty Ciderworks Manchurian Apple Single Varietal. “This cider sits well as it brings tart apple flavors to the tip of your tongue without getting sour,” Harvey says. “The sweet and smokey flavor of ham, along with the salty nature of cured meats make the cold refreshing flavors of apple cider a wonder pair.”