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5 Winter Wines and Their Perfect Food Pairings


Winter’s here, and your casseroles, roasts, and stews demand bottles with heft. These are the vintages you should look for to complement hearty dishes.

2017 Turley Juvenile Zinfandel ($32)

Loaded with lively flavors of cherries and cranberries, this wine makes a good match for roast leg of lamb and beef stroganoff.

Find It: Bottle Grove in White Plains and Bedford Wine Merchants in Bedford Village

2016 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva ($31)

The deep plum and blueberry notes of this wine mate well with veal parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, and beef brisket.

Find It: Larchmont Wine & Liquor in Larchmont and Zachys in Scarsdale

2014 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon ($60)

With a bold, mouth-filling taste of cassis and cherry, this wine is perfect to serve with stews and roasts and is flavorful enough to match bouillabaisse and
seafood risotto.

Find It: Dodd’s Liquor City in Millwood and Stew Leonard’s Wine & Spirits
in Yonkers

2015 Trimbach Gewurztraminer ($23)

Showing a distinctive bouquet and flavor of lychees and hints of clove, this French import makes an excellent accompaniment for spicy fare, as well as pork and veal roasts.

Find It: Suburban Wine & Spirits in Yorktown Heights and Varmax in Port Chester

2017 Loosen Bros Dr. L Riesling ($13)

With the sweet taste of ripe peaches and a crisp finish, this wine goes well with lobster mac ’n’ cheese and roast turkey and its traditional accompaniments.

Find It: Art of Wine in Pleasantville, Station Plaza Wine in Bronxville, and Wine Bazaar in New Rochelle