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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Best Wine Choices For Winter Months

January 5th, 2022

2022 is here but so are the much colder months. The winter season is in full swing and we need to be ready in all aspects. For us wine lovers, that means updating our list with the best wine choices to match the weather. Here are our top choices that we’d love for you guys to try out:

Best wine choices for winter months!

1. Some smexy Shiraz

First up is the bold and flavorful Shiraz. This wine totally works with the winter season because it jus screams warmth. Shiraz is characterized by strong, dark fruit notes and hints of savory black olive. The wine pairs best with barbecued meat, baked potatoes, and sautéed veggies, like mushrooms.

2. Try the vivacious Viognier

For those who prefer whites over the reds, the vivacious Viognier is their poison. This medium-bodied white wine is perfect for the cold weather. It actually has the same appeal as Chardonnay with its rich and creamy flavors. Viognier echoes ripe fruit notes of peach and apricot, as well as ginger. It’s a wine that goes well with dishes like pad thai, herb-roasted chicken, and risotto.

3. Cozy it up with Chardonnay

Okay, so Chardonnay is more of an all-season wine. But believe us when we tell you that this wine comes in full bloom during winter. The ripe fruit flavors of melon and pineapple help create a cozy atmosphere. Oaked Chardonnay with its full-bodied complex notes is perfect for this season. Serve it with creamy pasta, corn chowder, and halibut – yum!

4. Rosy hues with Roussanne

Here is another white to add to your list. The origins of Roussane can be traced alongside Viognier. That’s because this wine is often blended with Viognier. It’s also usually blended with other white wine grapes in the Rhône Valley region of France. Over time, Roussane was able to stand on its own. It boasts of warm notes of apricot and brioche. But you’ll also taste a wonderful hint of herbal tea. This white works very well with shellfish, creamy polenta, or roasted pork.



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