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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Fall Inspired Wine X Food Pairings

September 8th, 2021

The clock is ticking to the last few days of summer! No one wants to say goodbye to the awesome warm months, but it has to be done. Fortunately, the Fall season is always something to look forward to. The wining and dining won’t stop – in fact, it will only get better. So let’s get the festivities going with some Fall inspired wine x food pairings:

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Bordeaux Blanc x Sensational Seafood

Transitioning your white wine list from summer to fall will be a cinch with Bordeaux Blanc. This wine has two incredible grapes mixed in—Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. But there are also small amounts of other varieties as well. Blink and you might miss it! This wine is a bit denser than some whites, yet still acidic enough to make it fall food friendly. Our top food picks for Bordeaux Blanc include seafood with rich, garlic flavors. Shrimp, scallops, and clams are at the top of the list.

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Zinfandel for Meat & Potato Lovers

Meat and potatoes are like an all-year round fare. But expect more of these dishes come the fall, especially with Thanksgiving festivities. North Americans love meat and potatoes as much as they love their wine. That’s why this pairing is quite infallible. Reds are kind of the default pick for these dishes. For the 2021 Fall season, we are definitely leaning towards Zinfandel. These smooth wines have hints of smoke and dark fruits. But you will find that other varieties carry more earthy and less fruity tones. Serve Zinfandel with potatoes, beef stew, and roasted lamb to tickle your tastebuds. You can either lean toward pinot noir-type or cabernet sauvignon-type pairing.

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Rosé and Fall barbecues

Listen, just because summer is ending doesn’t mean barbecue season is. In fact, the cool, Fall weather is, for us, the perfect time for those hearty barbecues. And here’s the other thing: you also don’t have to tuck your Rosés in your wine cellar. The sweet, fruity wine can definitely be on your Fall list. Grenache rosé is one variation that transfers well from summer to fall. While it is one of the fruitiest, it contains the perfect levels of tannins and acidity for fall cuisine. Our food picks include anything and everything you can put on the barbecue grill! Throw in some turkey, chicken, ham, and egg salad sandwiches for that awesome picnic platter. ^_^

 


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