Taste of Harvest-Autumnal Flavors and The Wines They Love
Sep 29, 2022
By Vineyard Vixen
We all know and love pumpkin spice, but so many other flavors invoke this season's richness.
As you prepare to host delicious dinners with
friends, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite fall dishes and wine
pairings that are sure to make your taste buds and guests, sing (even if
they’re a little off-key).
The acid of Blanc de Noir or Blanc de Blancs will
cut the richness of the creamy butter sauce and balance the delicate sweetness
of the butternut squash. I love this recipe because you can use your favorite
pre-packaged ravioli and dress it up with the rich browned butter sauce.The result is a showstopping dish that is
perfect for entertaining or for a romantic night in. Everyone will think you
slaved all day. Feel free to happily accept the compliments while you sip
Champagne and enjoy your hard work ??
It’s apple season! Slice a fresh from the tree
apple with a few of your favorite cheeses. Gewurztraminer is full of a variety
of fruit flavors that pair wonderfully with apples and the sweetness is
balanced by the creaminess of the cheese.Blue cheese or Gorgonzola are incredible flavor partners with
Gewurztraminer. Want to learn how to create dreamy, drool worthy cheese and
charcuterie boards? Check out this guide that will walk you through step by
A bowl of hearty chili is so comforting on a
cool fall day. All that meaty goodness and spice calls for a glass of red
Zinfandel and a crackling fire to cozy up to.I like to add pumpkin to my chili as a festive and fun way to bulk up on
the veggie content.And no, your chili
will not taste like pumpkin pie.
This is one of my all-time
favorite cold weather dishes. The aromas of the herbs simmering in the rich wine
sauce reduction is simply heavenly. I like to serve this French chicken stew
over buttery egg noodles and a fresh baguette to soak up all that saucy
deliciousness. Pinot Noir is my go-to wine to use in the recipe as well as to
pair with it. The earthy notes of Pinot
Noir balance the complex flavors of this rich braise while not overpowering the
tender chicken and fresh herb notes.