As summer is coming to an end and fall is fast approaching, what better way to pair your next warm and hearty meal than with a delicious California Pinot Noir. Coupling wine with your meal can add depth to the flavors, giving your taste buds and entirely new experience.
California Pinot Noirs are the perfect match for this season’s food. From blueberries and black berries to carrots, beets, tomatoes, and artichokes, you’re bound to always have the perfect food for your wine. Pinot Noirs make an excellent dinner wine and can easily be paired with a variety of foods.
As we mentioned earlier California Pinot Noirs are the perfect wine for fall fruits. With apples under a thin slice of light cheese as an appetizer, blackber
ries, blueberries, figs, plums, pears, and so much more readily available at your local super market, you won’t be able to think of an excuse not to drink some wine.
Unless you want to spend an absurd amount of money on artichokes, pumpkins, or squash you only have a limited amount of time to eat these seasonal vegetables. Pair these seasonal vegetables with a Pinot Noir to bring the richness and sweetness of these seasonal vegetables. Other vegetables that go well with Pinot Noir and are currently in their seasonal prime are bell peppers, carrots, onions, green beans, and broccoli, and try something intriguing like pan sheared whole beets.
Wine and cheese, cheese and wine…This inevitable pairing, although not seasonal, is a terrific snack for parties or even just a relaxing night in. Pinot Noir can be served with a variety of cheeses (Cheddar, Camembert, Swiss, etc.) and is a great go-to appetizer for any occasion.
Pinot Noir can be paired with a vast variety of meats. The best lean meats to pair with Pinot Noirs are chicken, turkey, veal, and Cornish hens, but don’t forget fish like Salmon and even Tuna Sashimi . Duck makes a sublime partner with a great California Pinot Noir, and if you’re in the mood for smoked or barbecued meet, pair your Pinot Noir with heartier meats like beef brisket, lamb, and pork.