Nancy Selzer

Wines for all (food) seasons


Do wines have seasons – and if so, what should we drink in the fall? In summertime when “the livin’ is easy,” most of us prefer light, fruity wines, quite independent of the fare. In cooler months, we trend toward heartier whites and reds and favor bubbly at year’s end with a wide range of starters and main-course items. However, for those with even moderately demanding palates, wine seasonality is best based not on weather or whim, but on the flavors of the fare usually served at that time of year.