Image via Evan Sung / The New York Times
Whether you’re ordering in, taking out, or pan-frying up at home (see recipe from New York Times’ Mark Bittman), we think Thursday nights are prime for pizza. And, when it comes to wine pairing, affordable, young reds are definitely the way to go. Specifically, value red Bordeaux provides the right balance of accessible structure – tannins, body – with a smooth and fruit forward finish that complements the flavor and texture of pizza. Have we inspired your Thursday dinner plans yet?
If so, read on for 4 affordable Bordeaux reds to pair with your pizza tonight:
Last year, we ran a ‘Win A Trip To Bordeaux’ sweepstakes that received hundreds of thousands of entries. At the end of the year, one lucky winner was randomly selected to take the trip of a lifetime to the most magical wine region in the world, in our humble opinion. This past summer, Judy T. of Florida, cashed in on the trip and was whisked away to France with her husband. In this guest blog, Judy enthusiastically recounts her trip for us.
All images by Judy T.
With the majority of the Bordeaux wine region’s white grapes (for our dry whites) picked and pressed, the red grape harvest is beginning to pick up as winemakers wait in anticipation for optimal ripeness. Harvest is a truly exciting and romantic time in the region, but it also requires a tremendous amount of physical and mental energy. It’s a ritual that invokes much passion and pride from all the winemaking teams and touches just about everyone that lives in the region.
This month, we are lucky to have Bordeaux winemaker, Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, provide us with an insider look into the harvest. Read on below for our exclusive Bordeaux Harvest Report from Gavin and make sure to follow him on social media where he actively Tweets, Instagrams and Blogs, straight from the Bordeaux trenches.
*All images provided by Gavin Quinney.
We get it. Sometimes, albeit rare, it’s impossible to finish a bottle of wine. And, while there are ways to help preserve the longevity of an open bottle, in time the wine can become undrinkable. But, wine does not disappoint. There are so many ways to use leftover red wine. Here are 7 of them:
As the transition begins from warm summer days to cool autumn nights, so begins our craving for lighter style reds to pair with heartier fall meals. Thanks to the diversity of styles that Bordeaux has to offer, there’s truly something for every season. Such is the case for some of our younger Merlot blends, fruit forward and ready for fall.
Check out 5 Merlot blends from our Today’s Bordeaux selection below or simply ask your local wine store for a Bordeaux Merlot recommendation. Happy sipping!