For many of us, the beginning of September marks the beginning of Autumn. Even though the first day of fall won’t come until later in the month, there’s something about those first few chilly days that makes us want to break out our coziest sweatshirt and start planning our Halloween costumes.
Here at Legacy in a Glass, one of our favorite parts of fall is enjoying all of the delicious wine and food pairings this beautiful season has to offer. Here are some of our favorites!
Figs & Porto
The fig is one of the most underrated but delicious fall treats out there. When it comes to choosing the right wine to complement the taste of figs, a wine of the port variety is perfect. A tawny port or amontillado sherry are especially tasty when paired with figs, as the nutty, sweet flavor plays off of the fig flavor profile to create a truly luxurious experience.
Venison & Red Wines
Fall is a particularly special time of year for avid hunters, making venison one of the most popular meats during the colder months. Red wines pair well with wild game, as the tannin will smooth out in contrast to the richness of the meat (Moon Tree’s 2017 red wine blend is perfect for this).
Mushrooms & Chardonnay
Is there a more “fall” vegetable than a mushroom? Mushrooms are super versatile and can be used in stews, sauces, or even as vegan-friendly meat substitutes. When choosing the right wine to pair with a mushroom dish, reach for a fresh, unoaked chardonnay. Pro tip: mushrooms can be sauteed in chardonnay for a cozy and savory fall meal.
The brussels sprout is one of those vegetables you either love or hate. If you fall into the first category, you know just how delicious brussels sprouts can be when prepared the right way. Brussels sprouts pair extremely well with a sauvignon blanc with herbal notes. Don’t believe us? Try it! You can thank us later.
“Today, wine is much more approachable,” says Steve Pollack, Legacy’s National Sales Director. “The food industry has gone through a revolution with not only having the meat or fish as the showcase but the many sauces, herbs and sides. I always want the wine to complement the dish. I grilled a fillet of sockeye salmon a few weeks ago. This type of salmon is so flavorful it only needs salt and pepper. Put on a hot grill for 5 minutes on each side. The aromas of meat and gristle from the skin get your saliva glands going and I was thinking about what wine would match the best. I decided on Moon Tree Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. The hint of caramel and cinnamon in this wine cuts through the fat and salt, and a side salad with balsamic matched perfect.”
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