Fall has…fallen? But that’s no need to fall into a dull routine. Spice up the chilly nights with a glass of wine. It’s what gets us through the long days ahead! Need some variation on your rack? Here are our favorite newly discovered wines that will be great all season long.
Something a little bit different in the wine realm, Apothic Inferno ($16.99) is a new, small batch, limited release red blend from the company that is going to make whiskey lovers very happy. The wine is aged in charred, white oak whiskey barrels for 60 days, which allows the dark fruit flavors of the wine to meld with the maple and spice flavors from the barrels. If you’re looking for something bold, this is it.
Many think that Rieslings are a summer wine, but we like to keep is fresh, crisp and tasting in the fall, too. Clean Slate Wine ($7.95) is extremely affordable, but doesn’t skimp on quality. Hailing from Mosel, Germany, incorporates ripe peach flavors with classic Riesling minerality. It pairs wonderfully with spicy cuisines, making it great for those colder fall Netflix and chill nights.
Another German Riesling, Blue Fish ($10) immediately catches the eye with its brilliant blue bottle. This dry, acidic white has hints of peaches and lemon, with a touch of minerality. Easy drinking is the name of the game with this light, low-alcohol beverage, and will definitely be a hit at any party this season. And it will certainly have you reminiscing about summer.
‘Tis the season of candy, so there’s no better way to indulge your sweet tooth than with a candy-like port. Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port ($24) from 2011 blends flavors of raisin, chocolate and vanilla for a sweet dessert wine. Perfect for those chillier Fall evenings, this wine has a lower residual sugar content and makes for a great nightcap.
Twisted Talk: What are your go-to Fall wines? Do you prefer red or white? Discuss below!