Is anybody else wondering what happened to 2016? I know there are a few of us at work that are absolutely flabbergasted how fast this year has gone. I mean, it’s November already. And not just November, Tuesday marks the middle of the month. Canada just had Rembrance Day honouring it’s veterans and the United States just had Veterans Day honouring those that have served for their country past and present. And now that this holiday has come and gone, I expect the next time I go out to be hit in the face in full Christmas mode LOL
I do however love this time of year. We still have pretty colours here in eastern Canada, temperatures are crisp but still on the plus side, and it’s a time we get to enjoy our favourite sweaters as well as our favourite comfort food! Nothing goes better with comfort food than wine. Its the truth.
One of my favourite wines to go with comfort food is Chateauneuf du Pape and this is a good one at a reasonable price. Chateauneuf du Pape is located in the Rhone region in southeastern France, and is known for some pretty spectacular wine. Grenache is the main grape used in this wine with some Syrah blended in. It has a very distinct complex aroma followed by a warm and inviting palate. It is one of the few Chateauneuf du Pape wines that come in under $50 and it’s a great one for a treat night.
If you didn’t want to spend that much money, check out this great deal. At just $15.99 this Trio is a blend of Merlot with some Carmenere and Syrah. Deliciously smooth with some spice, this wine which pair with a host of comfort foods including your favourite burger, roast beef and any castles.
Do you prefer white wines? If you do, here’s a great one to go with your favourite comfort food. The Hardy family has been making great wine in Australia for many years, and to celebrate his 40th year in the family business Bill Hardy put out a line of William Hardy wines. This beautiful Chardonnay hails from the Adelaide Hills. The cool climate of these hills produce a very elegant Chardonnay and a light touch of oak rounds out the smoothness. Great wine from a great winemaker.
Well that’s it for me this week. Next week I will be telling you about the ones I enjoyed at a fundraising event called The Affair.
Till next week, Cheers