I’ve been neglecting the blog over the last few months to write more about wine and books at work (what a choice!), but here’s my most recent wine roundup.
(I suppose I’ll have to save linking back to my tips about enjoying chilled red wine during summer until next year…unless of course there’s a spur of the moment heatwave, which we all know is quite possible these days…)
Here’s an excerpt:
In the United States, Labor Day usually marks the unofficial end of summer—even if temperatures will continue to soar in many parts of the country until Halloween these days. But the shift—at least in mindset, if not in season—also usually sees a decline in sales for white wine.
"As the hearty, complex dishes of the colder months are set out on the fire, the prevailing wisdom is to put the round peg into the round hole and reach for a hearty, complex red," observes Andreas Pejovic, the general manager and beverage director at Corrida, an upscale Spanish-inspired steakhouse in Boulder, Colo. "When it's apple and pear season, it's time for White Burgundy, Riesling, and Slovenian skin-contact wines (a friend of duck, pork, and fowl). When the citrus stocks start to hit, give me a Pinot Grigio from just about anywhere, or an Albarino or Verdejo from the Iberian Peninsula to provide the stabilizing forces you need with any meal that has salt, fat, acid, or heat."
Click through to Fortune.com to read tips about savoring white wine during the cooler months as well as a few bottle suggestions worth your time and money.