Summer is at an end and it’s time to say goodbye. As you go about your daily routine, you see the school supplies occupying the front shelves of your local stores. The sun seems to set a little earlier and you don’t have to turn your air conditioner on as often as before.
These are among many of the signs indicating a change in season. But don’t fret because fall is a great time, especially for wine and a time to get prepared for the upcoming holidays. There are plenty of great recommendations of wine available.
One of the major difficulties is to pair wine with autumn food. When you think of autumn, you think of orange fall leaves, pumpkins, wild mushrooms, apples and squashes. The idea is to compliment these foods with wines that may share or contrast particular flavors.
What better way to compliment a nice pork loin with a bacon apple sauce, then to pair it with a nice Chardonnay.
Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve 2008 has a nice full body with flavors of spiced apples, pear joined with a mineral lemon cream and toasty oak on the palate.
Another great choice if white wine isn’t your choice would be a nice blend. Red blends will go well with that chicken and wild mushroom recipe you found online. A nice red blend like Bodega NQN Coleccion 2006 is a nice blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. With spicy notes of black cherry and black currant aromas that lead to a complex, elegant savory wine will not only impress the guests but will add that “WOW” factor to your dish.
If the red blend is too hearty for your taste buds, then you might want to tone it down with a pleasant Pinot Noir. With succulent raspberry, plum, black cherry fruit aromas with a velvety light styled texture then this is your wine.
A nice Pinot Noir will go well with that Crock Pot Roast Beef or any other wild game. Not too overpowering, a Pinot Noir will compliment the flavors in the gravy and beef. Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir 2007 has a complex, round, mouth filling delicious Pinot Noir.
To end the night on the right note, maybe nicely baked apple dumplings baked in nice flaky pastry dough with cinnamon and sugar paired with a nice Riesling. Maybe a nice piece of cake with cream cheese filling will tempt your senses and complimented by a nice fully vibrant Riesling.
Next Riesling 2008 is a nice match and easy on the pockets. Bright highlights with citrus blossom, apricot and hints of lime leaving a clean refreshing accompaniment to your beautifully crafted dessert are heavenly.
I hope you enjoyed the suggestions and enjoy your fall. Whether you’re watching the leaves turn colors or enjoying the cooler mild nights, always celebrate the season with a nice bottle of wine. As always enjoy.
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