October 3, 2017
We recently shared a blog on how to select the perfect red wine. Today, we’re focusing on the ultimate types of white wine to pair with your favorite fall meals.
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you have to put the crisp whites on hold until next year. Full-bodied white wines complement heartier autumn dishes (and seasonings) like soups, stews, and slow-cooked meats.
Types of White Wine and Food Pairings
When selecting a white wine for an everyday dinner or special occasion, it’s important to consider the attributes and flavors that will enhance your dining experience. Not sure where to start? Next time you plan a menu, reach for these types of white wine for your cozy fall and winter meals:
- Chardonnay Any Day: Oaky and buttery, chardonnays are a go-to pairing option in the colder months. Their rich flavors work well with creamy sauces, poultry and pork dishes, and fatty fish, such as salmon and trout.
- A Bit of Bubbly: Champagne’s effervescent characteristics balance both salty and fatty foods. Not to mention, it matches the elegance of gourmet ingredients like truffles, Brie, caviar, and foie gras. If you don’t want to serve a lavish meal, offer your guests a bit of bubbly and sophisticated hors d’oeuvres for an evening in or holiday cocktail party.
- Fruit-Forward Favorite: Viognier is bursting with sweet notes, such as tangerine and honeysuckle. It’s a smooth, medium-acid wine that can be served with roasted and slow-cooked root vegetables. The floral and perfumy notes also work well with dishes that feature aromatic Asian and African spices.
Impress Your Dinner Guests: If you’re looking to impress your guests without the stress, let Chef Chic create a customized food and wine pairing for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, we’ll help you make it a night to remember.
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