Welcome to February, where freezing rain and snow storms make us all thankful it’s the shortest month of the year. I’m here with some advice for my friends…. Keep calm and drink the wine. This morning as I sit here and write my one blog, it is -15° outside. So, stay cosy my friends and let me introduce you to some great wine.
Sometimes people think that with your favourite hearty comfort food you should have a hearty red wine. I’m here to tell you there are some hearty full-bodied white wines out there that go deliciously with your favourite comfort foods. Take this Trio white, a combination blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc. This is a hearty wine because it’s 96% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Grigio, and 2% Pinot Blanc, so that big Chardonnay really dominates this wine. Hailing from Chile and made by the biggest winery in Chile, Concha Y Toro, Winemaker Max Weinlaub offers a fruity Chardonnay with hints of acidity. You’ll love the price at just $16 a bottle.
Speaking of hearty, one of my favourite steak wines is the Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1868, Jacob Beringer left Germany and settled in California, the rest is history! Mark Beringer, great great grandson of Jacob Beringer made this spectacular wine. Mark was born in the heart of Napa Valley, wine has been a part of his entire life, so it comes as no surprise to me he makes a great one. It’s about $38 a bottle here in Nova Scotia, worth every penny, and I encourage you to try this wine with your next meal of beef, whether it’s a steak or stew.
And now for my wine of the week……
I’m pretty confident I’ve written about this wine before, but it’s been a couple of years and I wanted to remind you of a favourite. Zinfandel is one of the heartiest grapes around because it has a very thick skin. This is 7 Deadly Zins, appropriately named because it contains Zinfandel grapes from seven different vineyards in California. This is one of the easiest wines to drink, and a great wine to share with friends, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like this wine.
Have a great weekend and a wonderful week.