Autumn is for Red Wine


Though autumn lowers the temperature and shortens the days, it spreads stunning hues of red and yellow throughout New Zealand. It’s the perfect time to sit by a lake, in a park, or even in your own backyard and bask in those gorgeous colours.

The brisk air and those amazing views call out for red wine. Have a picnic, read a book, or take a stroll. Or, simply gaze. And, don’t forget the red wine. It’s the ideal accompaniment.

Here are three red wines that pair perfectly with whatever you do:

Shiraz (or Syrah)

Shiraz is bold, full-bodied dry wine that originated in France, though several stories claim it actually comes from Rome or Iran. It’s one of the darkest wines – so dark, in fact, you can barely see thought it, even when holding it up to the light. Its flavours include berries, smoked meat, and pepper. It goes well with braised beef, hamburger, duck, chicken, aged hard cheese, lamb, and barbecue, particularly spareribs. Chill Shiraz for roughly thirty to forty minutes before serving, then serve slightly chilled.

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a dry wine that originated from Burgundy, France. It has a distinct aroma and its flavours include raspberries, mushrooms, and cherries. Its bright acidity gives it a smooth finish. Pinot Noir pairs nicely with a variety of foods including chicken, pasta, duck, and beef. You can serve it directly from the bottle.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry wine that originates from Bordeaux, France. Its full-bodied, medium acid flavours include blackcurrant, cedar, green pepper, oak, and herbs. It goes well with steak, hamburgers, braised beef, lamb, mushrooms, and hard cheese. Open a bottle one to three hours prior to use and serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Once you’ve opened a bottle of red wine, store it in the refrigerator as it slows down oxidation, which ruins wine.


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