Updated: Feb 18
Lengthy cold nights of winter are here, and you are craving fruitier and full-bodied flavors of wine. You just can't stop thinking about what wines can best alongside your autumnal dishes. You are not alone in this! When we struggle during harsh winters, it is natural to reach for a bottle or two for comfort every night.
A study published in the journal of Hepatology reveals that those living in colder regions consume more alcohol during winter than those who live in relatively warmer areas. In scientific terms, alcohol acts as a "vasodilator", the purpose of which is to increase the blood flow to our skin so that we feel warmer. If you are also one of those craving different types of wines this winter, here is a list of some of the best wines that all wine-enthusiasts should try this winter.
On our winter list, the first one is Viognier, a white French grape wine with its origins in France. It is also produced in beautiful Californian wineries in the United States of America. No wine-enthusiast can ignore it because of its seductive nature and attractive smell.
Although, Viognier is available in a wide range of different light and creamy flavors, most wine-enthusiasts love its fruity taste of ripe apricot and peach that comes with musk notes and ginger. If you are one of those who love older white wines such as Chardonnay, you should try Viognier this winter.
Grenache Blanc (aka Garnacha Blanca)
Grenache Blanc is another full-bodied white wine with its origins in Spain. It is one of the most popular wines found in California's wine yards. Every wine enthusiast loves it for its intense flavors and high alcohol concentration. Like Viognier, Grenache Blanc is also similar in taste to Chardonnay and you should try it this winter.
Roussanne is another late-ripening variety of grapes used to produce powerful white wines ideal for winter. All Roussanne wines come with strong unavoidable scents of different flowers, fruits, spices, and herbs. It is a little expensive because Roussanne grapes are easily susceptible to odium, which makes them difficult to grow them. The price is however worth the taste and feel that you get.
If you are a wine enthusiast and would like to discover more about different wines this winter, get in touch with us today and book your exclusive wine tasting trips in Solvang with us. Here at Artisan Excursion, we take people to our perfect vineyards and wineries and introduce them to some of the best feels and flavors. Call us at 805 734 565 to learn more!