WHY PINOT NOIR IS THE BEST WINE FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER
We’ve come a long way since our male relatives over 50 used to say things like, “Pinot Noir is shit wine, look at the light colour!” or “that Pinot Noir is nothing but weasel piss!” or other vulgar things like that. Gone are the days where we could throw back 4 or 5 bottles of heavy duty Cab Sauv on a cold winter’s night, only to be walking around afterwards looking like an ink pen just exploded inside of our mouths.
Wine geeks and romantics alike have been espousing the virtues and subtle complexities of Pinot Noir for decades, and it seems like the rest of the world is finally catching up. Yes, the wine is lighter in colour, and lower in alcohol than some of its vin rouge counterparts, due to the fact that the grape thrives in cooler regions. The flavour profile is a complex medley of fruit-forward, earthy, spicy notes, with the occasional soft touch of oak, all put together in a cozy, mellow package. When you get a little older, you sometimes like to turn the volume down a little and just chill.
Enter Pinot Noir.
Around the holidays, the table is filled with a smorgasbord of bizarre foods. Turkey and cranberry sauce. Honey ham alongside yams topped with a layer of pure sugar. Fruitcake…whatever the hell that is. And in the midst of all of this, Pinot Noir is the one type of wine that can hit all the marks.
The lower tannins and fruity profile of many Pinot Noir make it silky and smooth, just like Billy Madison’s conditioner. Fruit-forward, lighter red wines tend to behave like Swiss Army knives around the table. It’s light enough to chill slightly, and complex enough to decant if so desired. Even white wine drinkers may find themselves availing their senses to Pinot Noir’s insatiable charms. It’s a win-win-win.
So, don’t wait any longer. Get onboard with Pinot Noir this season and get yours delivered by ordering now from www.tagliquorstores.com. There are plenty to choose from, including one of the following selections made by Certified Drunken Sommelier™, Steven Lane:
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