The temperature finally dropped in Texas so it’s time to start thinking about wines to keep you toasty warm this winter.
Some wines like rosé are inherently classified as summer wines. Pinot Noir is perfect for Thanksgiving. But what do you drink when it’s 40 degrees outside and you’re snuggled by the fireplace?
Experts say big, rich reds are all the rage this winter as well as fuller-bodies whites. Check out some In the Sack-certified recommendations below:
Sexual Chocolate: The ultimate winter blend of Syrah, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah. The burst of intense fruit, dark chocolate and spice will do things to your palate you’ve only read about.
Hess Allomi Cabernet: Graham cracker, cinnamon, and cedar intertwine with currant and boysenberry. Up-front fruit on the entry transitions easily to a mid of finesse and balance.
La Crema Chardonnay: Floral, oak and spice on the nose with flavors of lemon drop, white stone fruit and yellow plum. Richly textured and full-bodied with a lingering finish.
Kung Fu Girl Riesling: A Wine Spectator “Top 100 Wine” two years in a row. White stone fruit, white peach, apricot, cool and delicious. Pair with something spicy or a cheese plate.
If you’re feeling sparkly, try MUMM Napa Brut – it’s just fruity enough but also leaves a crisp toastiness on the palate.
Fortified wines are also a perfect pairing with a lazy conversation by the fireplace. Our favorite is Croft’s Fine Tawny Port from Portugal.
Not only will wine keep you feeling warm and fuzzy this winter, but you can also have it delivered directly to your doorstep. No need to get out in the cold!