With fall quickly approaching, you may be thinking about entertaining friends and family with delicious home-cooked meals. If you’re searching for the best wine pairing for rich fall dishes, you don’t need to be a world-class sommelier to make the best choice. Here are a few fall staples and the wines that will go best with these delicious meals.
3 Delicious Fall Wine & Food Combinations
1. Pumpkin Pie
As a Thanksgiving staple, pumpkin pie offers a complex but delectable assortment of flavors. Because of this, it pairs nicely with port wines containing deeper notes of caramel or coffee flavors. You can also offset the spiciness of pumpkin pie with Riesling, which features a crisp bright flavor accompanied by heady floral aromas. Subtle flavors are key, as you don’t want to overpower the taste of the pie with a bold wine.
2. Red Meat
Red meat preparations like stews and roasts are a comforting choice when temperatures begin to drop. In this case, you can’t go wrong with a red wine that’s a bit lighter on the palate, such as a Merlot or Pinot Noir. With lamb, choose a Syrah since it has a more delicate flavor profile to match the meat. Chianti is a perfect accompaniment for the gaminess of venison.
3. Roasted Chicken
If you’re a fan of lighter fare, a roasted chicken is the perfect choice for a fall Sunday dinner. When serving wine with chicken, choose more contrasting flavors. For example, Chardonnay is replete with citrus notes, which can pep up the often-mild flavor of chicken. Sauvignon blanc is another good choice because of its tart overtones.
In the Upper West Side, Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits offers a wide selection of wines perfect for every food pairing. Their knowledgeable staff will also help you make the best selection, whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for two or holding a family weekend celebration. They also provide a wide range of whiskeys, rums, vodkas, meads, and ciders. Call (212) 222-8218 or visit their website for more information about their inventory and business hours.