While many prefer red wine with most winter fare, I’ve found a number sensibly priced, locally available whites that not only mate well with cold-weather favorites but bring out subtleties in the flavor of the foods often overwhelmed by reds.
Showing a bouquet and taste of pears, peaches, and brioche, with a lemony finish, this wine makes an excellent accompaniment for roast chicken, broiled salmon, and cheese ravioli.
Find it: Aries Wines & Spirits and Westchester Wine Warehouse in White Plains, and Stew Leonard’s Wine & Spirits in Yonkers.
This New York Finger Lakes wine exhibits a bouquet and taste of peaches, green apples, and melons, with a bit of lime in its lively finish. Mate it with veal and pork, as well as mac ’n’ cheese.
With its lemony taste, bouquet, and hints of honey in its finish, this wine makes an ideal accompaniment for bouillabaisse and other fish stews.
Find it: Bedford Wine Merchants in Bedford and Zachys in Scarsdale.
This Northern Italian import sports a bouquet and taste of melons and pears, with notes of almonds. Serve it with cod, monkfish, and spicy tuna sushi.
Find it: Dodd’s Liquor City in Millwood and Rye Brook Wine & Spirits Shop in Rye Brook.
This bargain bottle from New Zealand — with a bouquet and taste of pineapple, passion fruit, and grapefruit, with a citrusy finish — marries well with hearty fare, like mushroom risotto, cassoulet, and couscous-based dishes.
Find it: Vine & Co. in Bedford Hills, Station Plaza Wine & Spirits in Bronxville, and Wine Bazaar in New Rochelle.