Pairing Pumpkin Spice Flavours With Classic Wines

We’ve been waiting all year, and it’s finally here, pumpkin spice season has officially started! Pumpkin spice, which doesn’t even really contain pumpkin in its ingredients, is usually made up of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice.  Most famously linked to coffee, pumpkin spice has become somewhat of a fall trend. What people don’t know is that it can be paired with a variety of wines, bringing your holiday festivities to the next level. We’ve put together a short list of wines that go perfectly with our favorite fall flavor, and let’s say just it’s full of sugar & (pumpkin) spice and everything nice.

Chardonnay

Full of aromas of crisp fruits, Chardonnay, which is generally paired with nuts and vanilla makes for a great fall wine. Pairing this wine with pumpkin-flavored desserts such as pumpkin pie as well as pumpkin spice cookies is the best way to finish your holiday meals.

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Pairing Pumpkin Spice Flavours With Classic Wines

Rioja

Along with cooling weather comes the desire for red wine. Rioja is a Spanish red, aged in oak for a year; it usually has dark berry and oak flavors, accompanied with a smooth, spicy finish. This classic red will go great with pumpkin soup, dazzled with pumpkin spice croutons or even roasted pumpkin seeds.

Rosé

Rosé is often considered a summer wine, but the right rosé can go a long way any time of the year. Pairing a dry rosé with a savory snack is the way to go. Pumpkin spice kale chips, pumpkin spice Triscuits, or even pumpkin spice Chex Mix are all fall snacks that will go great with a variety of rosés.

 

If you’ve eaten all you can eat but are still in the mood for that pumpkin spice twist, you’re in luck! There’s a pumpkin spice wine spritzer that’s super easy to make! Just take any dry white, pumpkin spice liquor (yes, it exists!), and some seltzer to top it off and you’re good to go!

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Pairing Pumpkin Spice Flavours With Classic Wines