Pairing Wines with your Favorite Fall Meals

It’s beginning to be the time of year when we long for warm, comfort foods and delicious wine! If you aren’t sure which wines pair the best with your favorite fall dishes, check out our list below and then head to our stores to purchase one tonight!

 

Hors D’oeuvres

Get your celebration off to the right start with some Hors D’oeuvres paired with an Aperitif wine!

 

6231 Mumm Brut Prestige Napa Vly 750mL

42188 Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose 750mL

19224 Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose 750mL

 

Turkey

One of the most popular holiday meals, roasted turkey, pairs best with either a Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.

 

33951 JCB No 85 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750mL

34372 JCB Room 106 Chardonnay 750mL

 

 

Squash

While it isn’t a meal, it is often paired with dishes throughout the autumn season. We recommend either a Chianti or a Riesling.

 

8678 Banfi Chianti Clsc RSV 750mL

44228 Clean Slate Riesling Mosel 750mL

 

Roasted Poultry

When serving roasted chicken or turkey, look for either a lighter white, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a richer one such as an oaked Chardonnay.

 

20533 Bread & Butter Chardonnay 750mL

40545 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 750mL

 

 

Beef Stew

It should come as no surprise that a bold Cabernet Sauvignon pairs nicely with beef stew. However, Merlot or Syrah also work!

 

14672 Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL

40313 Canoe Ridge Merlot RSV 85th Anniversary 750mL

21609 Josh Cellars Legacy Red 750mL

 

Pork Pie

Pork Pie is a beautiful dish to pair with wine! A lighter red, such as a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais will compliment it nicely.

 

24327 La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750mL

8627 Jadot Beaujolais Villages 750mL

 

 

Shepard’s Pie

A dry to medium-dry red wine will be your best bet for this classic dish! We recommend either a Bordeaux or a Côtes-du-Rhône.

 

36523 Chateau Macard Bordeaux Superieur 750mL

43223 Ch Beauchene Cotes du Rhone RSV 750mL

 

Chili

We suggest either a Malbec or a Shiraz for this spicy fall favorite! A medium or full-bodied red wine will help balance the acidity and spice.

 

46447 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec Mendoza 750mL

28093 19 Crimes Shiraz 750mL

 

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