Some wines are perfect for the summer. Others beg to be drank inside a cozy room in the dead of winter. But what should you drink during Fall?
Here are some tips on the perfect wines to have in your cellar right around this time of year.
As one of the more full-bodied whites, Chardonnay is an ideal Autumnal pick. Some say that this is particularly true of those aged in oak barrels, though the wine’s generally heavy character means that others will fit in to a fall lineup just fine too.
With its bold, spicy, red fruit inflected flavors and medium body Pinot Noir can be seen as a quintessentially autumnal red. It pairs well with the sorts of richer, heavier flavors that start to creep on to tables as weather starts to get a little colder, particularly duck.
Champagne (& Other Sparkling Wines)
Champagne, (and fine, other sparkling wines too), are versatile wines that are suitable for drinking all year round. You might see these refreshing and celebratory bottles as quintessential summer wines; sparkling, served chilled, etc. But their light, easy-pleasing character lend themselves perfectly well to other times of year too. And, really, don’t you always want to have a bottle of Champagne on hand?
Like Pinot Noirs, Merlots are well suited to fall drinking. That’s thanks not only to their not-too-light, not-too-full bodies and their richly fruity notes inflected with a slightly savory spice. They also pair nicely with earthy flavors, like mushroom and black pepper, that cry out to be enjoyed when winter is not quite here but just around the corner.
So there you go! A way to make fall in China even better… you’re welcome 🙂
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