WHITE WINES HAVE A MUCH-DESERVED PLACE IN WINTER, ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR ALONGSIDE APPETIZERS, ROASTED MEATS, SPICY FOODS, HEARTY SALADS AND MORE.
Alongside appetizers, roasted meats, spicy foods, hearty salads and more, white wines hold a much-deserved place of honour at this time of year.
When the weather turns chilly, our preferences often turn to velvety, warming red wines to pair with meals, rather than summer’s fresh, chilled whites. However, in the same way that maincourse proteins like pork are sometimes called “the other white meats,” winter is a worthy time for considering “the other white wines.” Try reaching just beyond familiar varietals like Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, for a world of white wines that feature lesser-known grapes, unsung wine regions and innovative blends. They can pair brilliantly with winter’s heartier meals when you keep just a few flavour and food-style principles in mind.