Winter is upon us, and with it, everyone is looking for cozy, warm accents to help balance cold, dark days. There is no better way to enjoy the winter than to break out some wine and cheers to the months ahead before spring arrives. Here are some of the best wines to embrace the season:
Glühwein: A classic cold weather beverage in European countries such as Germany and Austria, this warm, spiced wine is a great option. Glühwein is traditionally made with red wine and spices such as cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and cloves, giving it a distinct taste that warms you from the inside out. Given its distinct festive feel and unique notes, glühwein is a great option for a holiday party or winter gathering.
Chardonnay: This favorite wine of many, Chardonnay brings a rich, oaky flavor that can feature various subtleties such as butter or vanilla. Best paired with foods that have more understated flavors, Chardonnay can add a lovely essence of warmth to a winter event. Great foods to pair with this include pasta, grilled fish or chicken, and even warm, creamy soups.
Riesling: Riesling is a classic, aromatic white wine that transcends the season in many ways. With lovely notes of things such as apple, pear, and honey, its appeal lies in its subtle sweetness and fruity nature, which make it a great pairing for warm, hearty meals. You will not be disappointed by pairing this lovely wine with a winter meal.
Zinfandel: A medium to full-bodied red wine, Zinfandel's inviting taste and signature deep red tint denote a feeling of the holiday season and winter. The hearty nature of this wine is well paired with meats, dishes with red sauces, and even some spiced dishes. For those who value bold warmth that will help punctuate the cold bite of winter, Zinfandel is a fantastic red wine.
To best take advantage of the season, enjoy some of our favorite winter wines whether it is for a cozy night at home, a holiday party, or a festive wine tasting. At Cambridge Wines, we look forward to helping you make the right choice to maximize your wine journey!