Pairing Wine With Winter Fruits And Vegetables

Eating whatever fruits and vegetables that are in season will allow you to enjoy them while they taste the best. But if you’re like me, you don’t know off-hand what’s in season anytime, but especially during the winter months. 

We’re here to let you know what fruits and vegetables are in season right now and the best wines to pair with them.

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Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruits + Sauvignon Blanc

When it comes to fruit, January is the month of citrus. Lemons, oranges, and grapefruits are in abundance and are tasting delicious. When having a highly acidic food like a citrus you’re going to need some acid to match. And a great high-acid wine like Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect pairing for these in-season fruits.

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Beets, Turnips + Pinot Noir

Root vegetables like beets and turnips taste the best during the winter and tend to be sweeter compared to the warmer months. Earthy, medium-bodied reds are our favorite wines to pair with these vegetables and we suggest a Pinot Noir.

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Cabbage, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower + Chenin Blanc

January is the time when cauliflower comes in all sorts of colors like purple, orange, and light green. With these green veggies, a Chenin Blanc balances these more bitter vegetables with its delicate and floral fragrance displaying herbaceous notes.

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Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash + Chardonnay

While squash is mostly harvested during the fall, you’ll still find and enjoy plenty of squash during the winter months. A well-toasted oak-aged Chardonnay is the perfect pairing with squash. Its rich tones of butter and caramel are offset by its bright citrus notes.

Enhance your meals this winter by looking up recipes that use these ingredients and pair them with the perfect wine accordingly.

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