You don’t have to be a pretentious oenophile [[ENO-file]] to enjoy the world of wine. If you like drinking your glass of vino without swirling and swishing it before describing the notes of flavor, you’re our kind of wine drinker. And you’d probably like to know about these wine trends that’ll be taking over this fall.
Rosato is the new rosé - You don’t have to stop sipping your beloved pink beverage when summer ends, just make a seasonal change to rosato, a dark rouge Italian rosé, with flavors reminiscent of fall, like tart pomegranates and cranberries.
Red wine forties - Forty Ounce Wines, the same company that brought us Forty Ounce Rosé makes big bottles of red for $16, but it’s dry and light, so it won’t taste like you’re drinking bottom-shelf hooch!
Pairing cheesy comfort foods with Lambrusco - If you haven’t ever tried sparkling red wine, you’re missing out. We can thank the Italians for Lambrusco, a light, flavorful wine that works well with rich, cheesy foods.
Wine and hard cider swirled slushies - Fun, summer drinks get all the attention, but that’s all about to change. DIY this by freezing equal parts wine and hard cider, blending each and swirling together, then garnishing with a sliced apple. It is fall, after all.
Boxed wine that’s actually good - A box of NV House Wine could change your mind about boxed wines. It’s cheaper than most bottles, has about four bottles worth inside, and lasts for about a month in the fridge after being opened. And the best part? You can get it on Amazon.
The new, new Beaujolais - Forget what you knew about Beaujolais Nouveau, the mass-produced, fruity wine from Beaujolais, France that was basically soda. The one they’re making now is Beaujolais Cru, which is supposed to still be light but tastes much better.