Winter is the time of year for warm and flavorful meals, and it’s important to choose the appropriate wine to compliment the richness of comfort food. There is no definitive rule about which wines you should drink in the wintertime, but I enjoy a hearty, full-bodied red during the colder months.
Cabernet is the king of this season, and one I would recommend is Napa Valley’s Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a well-balanced wine with hints of blackberries and spice with a smoky finish. Sequoia Grove is affordable on any budget and it will pair well with many rich winter dishes, such as Chef Brian Hinshaw’s Ragu.