White after Labour Day? Never. Many have heard this as a fashion “rule” and some may even adhere to it as a wine sipping rule. We’re here to share some delicious ways to enjoy white wine after Labour Day.
White After Labour Day
We traditionally switch up what’s on our plates as the seasons change, including heartier fare as fall blows in. This tends to lend itself to more red wine than white. But we don’t want you to dismiss white wine simply because the sun is setting earlier.
White wines are usually higher in acidity which lends themselves to pairing with more acidic foods. These are traditionally served in spring and summer. Yet certain foods with weightier whites are pairings we suggest cozying up to.
Traditional Turkey Dinner
Whether it be Thanksgiving, your December holiday celebrations or a family get-together on a Sunday, white works with this classic no matter the weather outside.
Wine Pairing: Chardonnay VQA or Graffiti Pinot Grigio
Hunkering down for a cool night with Netflix and some warm buttered popcorn? A team favourite is offering up an oaked Chardonnay.
Wine Pairing: LOLA Chardonnay VQA for just a kiss of oak, Vinedressers Chardonnay VQA for the full mouth feel.
Red Meat + White Wine
Not the norm, we know, yet it does work. Try these and let us know what you think.
Braised Lamb Shank with Fennel, Coriander and Star Anise
Wine Pairing: Gewürztraminer Reserve VQA or Lighthouse Riesling VQA
Grass Fed Well-Aged Beef
Wine Pairing: Blanc de Blanc VQA plays off the nutty and salty complexity while the acidity cuts the fat nicely.
Of course, we couldn’t leave out dessert. Savoury apple-based desserts and the rich pumpkin pies gracing autumn tables are often an event onto themselves. Enjoy these outside under crisp blue skies, changing leaves with one of these white wines.
Rustic French Apple Tart paired with Late Harvest Riesling VQA
Chai Spice Pumpkin Pie paired with J.S. Hamilton White VQA Pinot Gris Vindage Tardive
We hope you enjoy some white in your glass this fall! Wearing white in your wardrobe, go for it! As for wearing white and enjoying red wine… well that is for the truly brave of heart.
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