“Brrrr, it's cold out there!” Use this handy tip to choose the perfect wine this winter
When you think winter drinks, we're willing to bet you think red wine. After all, what goes better with meaty stews, thick soups and hearty roasts with all the trimmings?
But wine experts believe it's not the colour of wine that you should base your winter wine selections on, it's actually this one factor instead...
Think red wine is the only wine to choice in winter, think again…
If you’re like most wine lovers, you probably change your selection of wines every time the mercury drops. And we’re willing to bet that means you drink more red wines.
But that doesn’t mean you should ignore your favourite whites. Instead, you need to pick the right type of winter wine. Doing so, will give you greater enjoyment without feeling like your drink is too light and refreshing for the cold weather.
So how do you choose the best winter wine?
By focusing on texture, not colour.
But what exactly do I mean by textured wine?
Choose texture over colour and you’ll always have the perfect winter wine in your glass
Essentially, a textured wine is a wine layered in flavour.
And they’re perfect for winter because “wines that have texture and layers have a lot of dimension to them, in terms of aroma and taste” and they also resemble the way you layer on clothing to keep winter’s icy grip at bay explains leading food site food52.com.
But what wines deliver these flavours?
Typically, these include wines made from grapes that contain dimensional aromas. Wine varietals like Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Riesling are all great examples. So are wine blends. They hit this button because they contain more than one type of grapes (and hence more than one type of flavour and dimension) than straight-up wines like Chardonnay.
So there you have it. A great tip for choosing the perfect wines to accompany your winter evening!
And remember, if you’re not sure if your favourite evening tipple classifies as a delectable wintery textured wine, simply tuck your nose deep into the glass. If it’s a textured wine, you’ll get the sense that there’s more to it beyond just one or two sniffs.