Friday, September 28, 2012

How-To: Pair Wine with Apple Pie

Fall is here. It's time to enjoy the fruits of the harvest. And while we wait for the wine to ferment through the winter months, we may as well enjoy the rest of the harvest.

We don't often consider what wine to pair with a dessert, but it can be worth keeping in mind, when you open a bottle for dinner. There are a range of options available if you are thinking about a glass of wine with a slice of apple pie.

A rich dessert wine with sweet fruit or caramel flavors, like a Sauternes or a Tawny Port, is an obvious choice. 

For a wine to complement both dinner and dessert, a semi-sweet Riesling, with its own apple flavors might match the pie. Or a Chardonnay that offers warm cinnamon and vanilla flavors that complement the spices in the pie can be a good pairing as well. 

Don't be afraid to ask for recommendations from your local wine seller.

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