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In Vino Veritas - Fall Into Flavor

What wines are the best to enjoy during the Autumn season? 

What are your favorite fall flavors? Are you a pumpkin spice latte type? Or maybe you prefer the flavor of apple cider? Either way, we’ve got you covered. 

Pumpkin pie with a good dollop of whipped cream is set before you. You pause, fork in hand, to take a lingering sip of viognier before diving into the delectable dessert. Viognier is a full-bodied white wine originating from Southern France. It has notes of peach, tangerine, and honeysuckle, and is sometimes made more rich by aging in oak barrels which results in a vanilla tinge. 

If your preference is apple flavored treats, a Gewurztraminer or Vouvray is the way to go. Enjoying the dry, semi sweet Gewurztraminer with raw apples will be a delight! You can add some cheese slices as well! Yummy! Vouvray is made from Chenin Blanc grapes and varies in sweetness as well as coming in still and sparkling varieties. Any of these amazing wines would pair well with your sweet apple tasties such as caramel apples or the American favorite: apple pie. Imagine that sweet and tart pie melting in your mouth as you wash it down with a dram of sparkling Vouvray. It causes a tantalizing dance of flavor on your tongue. Mmmmm. 

Maybe you prefer red wines. Excellent, me, too! Let’s enjoy some Tawny porto or Bordeaux with some fig and goat cheese pizza or perfectly cooked venison, respectively. Tawny porto is a port wine, dessert wine, that has been aged in wooden barrels for at least three years. You can bite into the fig and goat cheese deliciousness, enjoying the contrast of sweet and tangy, and then swig the Tawny Porto to embellish the taste.  Also, you can savor the bold and exotic piquancy of a venison steak that has been lovingly cooked to perfection. A swallow of Bordeaux will smooth out the richness of the meat. 

Another delicious choice for a red is Zinfandel. This pairs well with sweet potatoes, another fall favorite. Scoop up that big spoonful of slightly sweetened mashed sweet potatoes and sip the jammy flavor of the Zinfandel, one of the highest alcohol content wines available. 

Whatever your flavor profile preference is, we here at hope and pray you enjoy your fall season in safety and comfort during these difficult times! Maybe you need a new wine cooler for your growing stock that helps you cope with Covid! ;)