Get Ready for Winter with Delicious, High-Quality Wine Pairings from Vintage Wine Company

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With the first breaths of cold weather slowly rolling across the state, fall is officially upon us and it’s time to start considering high-quality wine pairings for your winter menu. Whether you’re serving rustic, American dishes or spicy, exotic cuisine, it’s essential that you make a hand-selected list of fine wines available to your restaurant’s patrons. With the prevalence of richer, heartier foods on winter menus, most restaurants trend towards offering bolder wine selections, such as Zinfandel or Malbec. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a handful of cold-weather wines that will pair well with your winter menu and, more importantly, leave a lasting impression on your customers.


Aged in oak barrels, Malbec offers a slightly bitter, undeniably fruity flavor that pairs well with red meats, fine cheeses, and hearty pasta dishes. Complementing the natural richness of these foods, Malbec can add a subtle – but not too subtle – complexity to heavy dishes.


Zinfandels, especially the red varieties, are renowned for their depth. If you’re serving exotic cuisine or dishes loaded with bold spices, Zinfandel is a top contender for the position of “ideal wine pairing.” Better yet, the number of varieties available make it easy to find one that suits the tastes of your specific clientele.


Sparkling wines are typically more subtle than our previous two options but can find a place on any winter wine menu. As far as high-quality wine pairings go, these wines are perfect when served with desserts and offer a pleasant, medium-bodied way to close out a great meal.

At Vintage Wine Company, we take great pride in offering the region’s largest selection of high-quality wines. Paired with great customer service, our offerings are backed by a fleet of vehicles that can deliver wines all across Michigan. If you’ve been searching for a new wine distributor, one with a great selection and a commitment to customer satisfaction, contact us today!

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