10 Winter Wines to Enjoy from the Wine and Beverage Cooler
Have you noticed that the months are just flying by? We have somehow made our way through spring and summer, only to dive headfirst into fall. As the temperatures begin to drop, you can turn up your internal heat by sipping on some delectable winter wines – straight from your personal wine and beverage cooler.
Light the Yule log and pour a glass – it’s time to get cozy. Of course, you can share a bottle with friends, too, if that’s your thing.
Still need to stock up on your wine and beverage cooler? No problem. Once you know the best winter wines to enjoy, the easier it will be to fill it up with the good stuff!
Red Winter Wines
Winter reds are a beautiful addition to any holiday table. And, since they are often higher in alcohol content, they will keep you warm on a cold night. Below are a couple of must-haves this season:
Shiraz, often referred to as Syrah, is a deeply flavorful wine that can have some very eclectic notes ranging from coffee and blueberry to smoke and meats. It may even contain flavors of fruits and spices. It is dark and smooth and pairs well with savory dishes.
This is a great red wine to add to your winter collection.
2. Cabernet Sauvignon
Another popular red wine, especially in the winter months, is Cabernet Sauvignon. It is bold, with notes of blackberries and plums as well as coffee and caramel. Oak barrels hold this wine as it ages which only enhances all of its flavors. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, dry, and smooth.
Wine drinkers of all levels can enjoy a glass of this wine.
3. Petite Sirah
Imagine a bold combination of fruits, dark chocolate, and coffee. Petite Sirah is a high-quality wine that is rich and delightful to the tastebuds. Though, some find it to be quite an intense experience.
If you find yourself indulging in spicy foods or savory stews this winter season, pair it with this delicious winter wine.
Winter whites are perfect for pairing with comfort food. Their light feel complements the heavy food better than you may imagine. Below are a few white winter wines you need in your wine and beverage cooler:
6. Pinot Grigio
Pinot Gris, or Pinot Grigio, is a wildly popular white wine. It is light and refreshing – and maybe even a little crisp depending on where on the map it is from. Sweet earthy flavors with a twist of citrus make up this beverage. Nectarines, lemons, ginger, and more give it its much-loved flavor.
A glass of Pinot Grigio works beautifully on its own or with a savory or seafood dish.
7. Chenin Blanc
Looking for a white wine that is perfect for winter? Look no further than a Chenin Blanc. It’s the epitome of a relaxing and comforting wine. It, too, has bold flavors of oak mixed with passionfruit, apple, and pear. Throw in the sweetness of honey, the zest of ginger, and the fall favorite of nutmeg, and it is like having winter itself in a glass.
8. Oaked Chardonnay
Who doesn’t love rich, buttery flavors during the cold months? Rather than light, summery, fruity flavors in a regular chardonnay, oaked chardonnay gives off flavors that are reminiscent of caramel, butter, and butterscotch. Sometimes, you may even get a hint of vanilla.
If you are looking to cozy up by the fire, this is the wine you want in your glass.
Rose Winter Wines
You may not normally consider drinking rose during the cold months. But it can actually bring you much joy when you do. Winter wine rose options are both darker and fuller than the rose you’d drink on a hot day.
9. Sangiovese Rose
Sangiovese Rose offers the perfect flavors for the fall and winter months. With hints of cloves, cinnamon, and allspice mixed with melons and berries, this wine is as refreshing as it is comforting.
And did we mention it pairs beautifully with Chinese takeout? Yes, please!
Rosato is a rich Rose made with Italian grapes – with flavors of spiced cherry, cranberry, jasmine, melon, and more. It is super flavorful and definitely something you want to keep around this winter.
Choosing the Right Wine Cooler
What good is a delicious bottle of wine if you have nothing to store it in? After all, wine coolers are one of the best ways to store a bottle of wine so that it has an optimal taste when it comes time to take a sip. There will be no vibrations, perfectly controlled temperatures, the perfect amount of humidity, and so forth. That is, of course, as long as you purchase the right wine cooler.
At Thor Kitchen, wine coolers are not just another place to keep wine cold. They are built with a mixture of purpose and style. They make sure that every time you open a bottle of wine, it tastes just like the winery intended – and nothing less.
-LED Digital temperature display
-Dual temperature zones so you can store your reds and whites at the same time
-Interior LED lights to show off your wine collection
-Door alarm to remind you that your wine is in jeopardy – and to close the door
-Charcoal filtration system
Light the Fire and Sip Some Wine
You don’t have to be a winter wine connoisseur to take advantage of a wine and beverage cooler. Once you have a favorite wine, buy it and store it. Maybe it is a winter red, or maybe it is a winter white. Maybe you enjoy a winter rose. One or all, a wine refrigerator will allow you to store your bottles so that it always tastes their very best.
Not a wine drinker? If you have somehow found yourself this far into this article and you don’t have a love of wine, don’t fret. That’s why Thor Kitchen calls it a wine and beverage cooler. You can put water, soda, juice, beer, and liquor bottles chilled in the fridge, too!
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