Thursday, December 9, 2010

Time for Red Wine...

As the weather turns a bit chilly and we are bundling up for blustery days ahead...most people turn to drinking red wine. Red wine usually consists of more tannins. (Tannins are what seems to dry out our mouth, removes the saliva giving us the pucker effect.) A wine that has tannins pairs best with rich meats & sauces and of course, my personal favorite, chocolate. In the colder weather we tend to put meals in crock pots, sit by the fireplace with sweets while entertaining so a red wine is poured & enjoyed more often.
Some of the Corcoran reds I will be pairing this winter would be the Cabernet Franc with a beef stew or pot roast, Chambourcin with chicken pot pie and Malbec with chocolate.