“Winter is a time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~ Edith Sitwell
Winter is a favorite season of mine. The time of year to curl up with a good book and entertain family with cozy meals. I prefer spicy red blends during the coldest months. Just in time for Christmas, these three favorites from Pearmund Cellars are robust reds that pair well with your holiday ham or stand alone with your favorite novel by the fire.
2016 Ameritage Red Table Wine
This is a red wine blend that goes well with holiday ham or a cranberry and brie puff pastry. Cherry and vanilla on the nose with tasting notes of cherry, oak, clove, and nutmeg. Smooth on the palate. You can read a more detailed tasting article and recipe pairing here.
Black Ops Red Blend
Eggplant purple in color, this is a robust and complex bottle of wine with woodsy notes of dark fruit mingled with mushroom, ending with a black pepper finish. Delicious with a slow simmered roast or beef Wellington. $42
Virginia Heritage Blend
A collaboration of sixteen Virginia wineries to make an extraordinary blend. This wine received accolades from Wine Spectator. Described by Wine Spectator as plush, having dark plum aromas and notes of black pepper, cocoa, black olive, tobacco, and clove. This is an excellent bottle to enjoy over dinner or give as a gift. $59
Also on the blog this month…
*For some assistance with your Christmas floral arranging enjoy these tips here from Hunt and Gather. Tellie Hunt shares her favorite winter florals, tips for full arrangements, and her favorite orange wine.
*To spruce up your winter tablescape read the step-by-step guide in this interview here with Chloe Mackintosh. She shares how she decorated her simple yet elegant farmhouse table.
Complimentary wine was provided for tasting purposes. This is not a sponsored post.