Settle In, Warm Up, and Relax with Winter Wines from Vintage Wine Company

Winter Wines

This week, the first real cold snap finally hit Southwest Michigan and – all across the region – people are looking to warm up with delicious winter wines. What’s more relaxing than an evening indoors, positioned beside a crackling fireplace with a glass of wine in hand? But, what are the best options for winter? What kinds of wines complement falling snow, icy roads, and sub-zero temperatures? In today’s post, we’re going to look at a handful of fine wines that are sure to help you kick back, relax, and enjoy your evening in.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic cold-weather wine because it pairs perfectly with hearty, rich winter dishes. As a way to complement savory stews and piping-hot roasts, it has no equal. If part of your evening in involves large amounts of meat, starch, or gravy, Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy choice.


Flavored with delicious black fruits that are underscored by slight earthy notes, Shiraz has a fantastic fruity flavor and a high alcohol content. At roughly 15% alcohol by volume, it’s a surefire way to warm up.


When it comes to winter wines, Chardonnay is often overlooked. A more delicate wine that pairs well with subtle fish and poultry dishes, it’s easy to write it off as an option for spring or summer. Sometimes, however, subtlety is just what the doctor ordered. A great alternative to cold-weather classics like hot toddies, eggnog, and hot chocolate, Chardonnay can act as a sweet – and boozy – companion to a warm fireplace and a good book.

At Vintage Wine Company, we strive to provide our customers with access to the largest selection of fine wines in all of Michigan. If you’ve been searching for a new supplier, we encourage you to browse our list of brands, learn about our company, and contact us to discuss how we can help!

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