When fall rolls around, there are cozy nights in, holidays to enjoy, and friends and family are back from their summer vacations, which makes it the perfect time to entertain! And what goes better with entertaining than wine? Our fall wine list is made up of rich wines to sip and savor, wines that pair well with hearty soups and other fall foods, and wines that give you an excuse to entertain. Here’s what we will be enjoying this season:
Our first recommendation comes from the experts at Thirsty Nest. Pinot Noir is a perfect fall wine since it’s transitional by nature. It’s a red wine yet it’s light and bright and pairs perfectly with all of Fall’s best seasonal ingredients. I love this one from Central Otago which is a small cool region on the southern tip of New Zealand. The name says it all – what’s not to like about Loveblock for Fall!
White wine lovers will be happy to hear you don’t have to put away your chilled favorites for next summer. Hold onto summer a bit longer with this California stroke that captures the state’s bohemian spirit and boasts aromas of lemon zest, orange blossoms and juicy white peaches. Tank Winery partners with artists to create unique labels that tell the story of each wine blend, so the bottle will also act as a conversation piece at dinner parties.
“As it cools down you don’t need to put that ice bucket away quite yet. Lambrusco is a deliciously fizzy red that allows you to bring a little sparkle into sweater season. This dry bubbly pairs perfectly with your weeknight pizza or pasta with late Summer/early Fall tomatoes,” says Thirsty Nest
To continue with their small collection of “one off,” uniquely-crafted wines, Tank Garage Winery created this incredible Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-based red blend in a sleek chrome bottle. It’s not just about the bottle with this wine (although that’s a major bonus!). It’s bold, luxurious, and boy, is it delicious!
Any other Argentine Malbec fans out there? This one, from the Mendoza wine region in Argentina is the perfect bottle to bring out for your Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving celebrations as it pairs well with sweet and savory dishes and meats and has a semi-mild flavor. Plus, at $14 a bottle, it doesn’t hurt to always have a bottle on hand for impromptu gatherings.