Drinking winter wine can elevate any holiday gathering. While some boast baking spice notes, others have a warming quality perfect for chilly weather. Fortunately, you can enjoy winter wines without the limitation of drinking red only. Several white wine selections offer both light and medium-bodied varieties perfect for winter. Lincoln Road Package Store shares on the blog today how to keep cozy this winter with these seven wines that are sure to please.
Chardonnay is a perfect example of a complex and full-bodied white wine perfect for serving along with your next holiday meal. A chilled chardonnay naturally compliments baked halibut, corn chowder, and creamy pasta dishes as it’s known for its ripe melon and pineapple fruit notes.
Winter is the perfect time for fuller-bodied wine varieties, and cabernet sauvignon doesn’t disappoint. With its dark fruit flavors, cinnamon hint, and mouth-hugging tannins, cabernet sauvignon is a popular choice for red wine drinkers during any season. In addition, portobello mushrooms, lentil soup, and short ribs pair excellently with cabernet sauvignon.
Red wine drinkers who enjoy cabernet sauvignon should also try Malbec. This perfect winter warmer includes silky tannins, a chocolate hint, and intense black cherry and plum fruit notes. Exceptional food pairings include roasted root vegetables, grilled steak, and chimichurri.
Winter is Shiraz’s season with a bold and jammy flavor. Shiraz harbors savory black olive hints and powerful dark fruit notes that provide a smooth drinking experience. Furthermore, Shiraz is a brilliant wine choice for a chilly night snuggled up in front of a campfire. Barbeque dishes, herb-roasted potatoes, and sauteed mushrooms are tasty food pairings with Shiraz.
Wines originating from cool climates in Germany are impeccable choices for cold winter nights. Mostly known for its bright flavors of tart green apple and bright citrus, Riesling can range from bone-dry to sweet. The best dish pairings for Riesling are some winter favorites like mashed potatoes, sausage, and spicy curry.
Red wine lovers can broaden their pallets by including a French wine with raspberry and plum fruit flavors called Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape incorporates a grape variety that introduces complex notes of mocha, herbs, and hoisin sauce with a Grenache base. Since Chateauneuf-du-Pape has more depth, it naturally compliments chili, beef stew, and roasted cauliflower.
Red zinfandel is a jammy wine with spice notes that’s a faultless choice for winter gatherings. As a medium-bodied red wine, you can enjoy stewed strawberry and blackberry notes along with cinnamon and sweet tobacco leaf hints. Coupling zinfandel with spiral ham, beef barley soup, or lasagna is sure to make even the grouchiest house guest happy.
Whether you’re home in front of the fireplace or entertaining family and friends, there’s sure to be a wine type on our list for your tastes. So as you begin planning your evening beverages for the week or a swanky get-together, be sure to visit Lincoln Road Package Store, and we can assist you with your wine selections and direct you towards varieties that complement your menu items. If you have a question about our winter wine selections, please call us at (601) 268-3677 or email email@example.com.