WIN­TER WHITES

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.

Food & Drink - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - By Char­lene Rooke

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.

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