Winter Wine Picks
Are you looking for a great bottle of wine to enjoy this winter? From light and fruity whites, medium-bodied reds, and rich desserts wines - there's something for every palette. Here are some of our top picks for winter wine drinking:
Sauvignon Blanc is a light-medium bodied white wine with a crisp acidity that's perfect for cold weather months. It has both citrus notes as well as herbal notes like green pepper or thyme that make it the ultimate food pairing wine. If you're looking for a white to go with lighter food dishes like vegetables, fish or chicken - Sauvignon Blanc is the way to go.
Pinot Noir is often thought of as the 'ultimate dinner party red' because of its light body, subtleness, and complexity when paired with foods such as wild mushrooms, steak tartare or venison. Everyone loves Pinot Noir so it's always a sure bet when selecting wines to serve over dinner - especially during winter dinners when comfort foods need good accompaniment.
Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is an interesting red grape variety from France that produces deeply colored wines full of spices, smoke and dark fruit flavors like blackberry and plum jam. It pairs well with stews and other hearty dishes so it's perfect if you're in search of a wine to have with your Sunday roast dinner.
Chenin Blanc / Viognier Blend
If you're looking for something unique then why not try out a Chenin Blanc / Viognier blend - two varieties of fragrant white grapes originating from France that produce wines which are soft on the palate yet full of intense aromas like honey and apricots. The Chenin gives structure while the Viognier adds sweetness making this blend highly versatile and ideal when served alongside seafood dishes.
Late Harvest Wine
Nothing screams festivities more than enjoying a sweet dessert wine over Christmas pudding or mince pies! Late harvest wines are made using extra ripe grapes which makes these wines wonderfully sweet - often bursting with honey flavours and aromas so brilliant with sweeter desserts!