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Wine That Pairs Best with Winter

Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach

By Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach, CaliforniaPublished 8 months ago 3 min read

The winter season is approaching for many, meaning more time with family and friends. For others, it means spending time with their friends and cooking hearty meals. It’s also a time to enjoy wine as the weather gets colder and the holidays approach.

Before planning what to prepare for the season, you must consider the wines that will pair well with the various food served during the winter season. There is no set rule when choosing wine, but it is crucial to ensure that the beverages will complement the rich flavors of the food served during this time.

Red Wine for Winter

Although red wine is often considered the best drink during winter, there is no red wine season in the US. Red wines are typically higher in alcohol, which makes them feel more like they are warmer. Also, the higher concentration of compounds known as tannins is full and rich. These types of wines pair well with various kinds of food.

Recommendation: Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine has a rich and complex flavor that can be enjoyed with various types of food. Its black cherry, plum, and coffee notes are all great when it’s cold outside.

White Wine for Winter

Although white wines are often associated with warmer weather, they shouldn’t be overlooked when enjoying wine in winter. They can complement a variety of winter comfort foods and can even be used as an ingredient in some of your favorite meals.

Recommendation: Chenin Blanc

Although this type of wine is commonly associated with the word “wooly,” it’s also great for relaxing and having a good time with food and clothes. This wine has a variety of fruity and floral flavors that can be enjoyed with different types of food.

Rose Wine for Winter

Rose usually signals warm weather wine, but it’s also great to drink this wine during winter. Darker and more complex than their summer counterparts, winter Rose wines are great when paired with heavy and rich winter food.

Recommendation: Rosato

Italy’s Rosato is a Rose made from grapes that can only be found in the region. It’s more flavorful and richer than other Rose varieties due to its higher tannin levels. This wine also has notes of cherry, melon, and spice.


Andrew Hutchings, of Long Beach, California, has several passions in life. As a real estate tycoon, he has made a successful name for himself over the course of his 40-year career. Andrew is known for his astounding home renovations, but he isn’t interested in flipping his restored properties, unlike many competitors. He can sit back, relax, and cherry-pick whichever property catches his eye at this point in his career. One of Andrew’s greatest joys is to take a diamond in the rough and make it shine.

Andrew Hutchings has been a diligent, hard worker his entire life. His parents instilled a strong work ethic in him, and he went straight to work directly after graduating high school. Andrew spent nearly a decade working for Century 21, learning the ropes of the real estate trade. Never one to sit idly by, Andrew simultaneously earned his undergraduate degree from Long Beach State University. Andrew received a degree in Business Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. This propelled him towards his next adventure, showcasing his talent. At the age of 22, Andrew had his broker’s license, and a mere four years later, he opened his own office and never looked back.

While his time spent in a brick-and-mortar location was highly lucrative, Andrew Hutchings decided that he wanted to continue owning his own business but move it to his home office. Andrew truly believes that being your own boss can be the most incredible job in the world, with enough effort. Not only does he get to pick his own hours, but the world of real estate allows Andrew to enjoy one of his other favorite things – people. His industry is a very sociable one, and Andrew thrives in that environment. He often considers his clients to be as close as his friends.


About the Creator

Andrew Hutchings | Long Beach, California

Andrew Hutchings Long Beach is a well-known real estate professional with forty years of experience in his field. Andrew Hutchings Long Beach is known for his astounding home renovations.

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