The fall season brings countless opportunities to get together and get creative! Whether you're hosting fall book club, throwing a Halloween party, saving ideas for Friendsgiving, or throwing a wine night in your backyard, here are our recommendations for pairing wine with your next fall charcuterie board.
Wine & Charcuterie
As a rule of thumb, we always recommend having at least two bottles of wine on hand - a white and a red. That way your guests have options, and you have all of your bases covered. If you’re looking for a third wine, sparkling wine is always a crowd pleaser. Plus, sparkling pairs well with almost anything due to its palate cleansing bubbles!
Depending on the number of people you’re hosting, you may need more bottles. Keep in mind a bottle of wine contains about 5 glasses of wine.
When it comes to the best wine for charcuterie, always opt for popular varietals that most people enjoy. We’ve put together a list of our favorite fall varietals to serve alongside your autumn charcuterie board!
Red wines to serve with fall charcuterie
When selecting red wines for fall, the name of the game is warming flavor notes like jam and baking spices.
Pinot Noir is always top of the list when it comes to fall wines. This light-bodied red is the perfect transition wine as the weather starts to chill.
A lighter version of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot is a great fall wine with notes of rich plum and vanilla. This red wine will complement any array of cured meats, XXX.
White wines to serve with fall charcuterie
Pinot Grigio (or Pinot Gris) is top of the list for easy drinking white wines that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of taste preferences.
If you’re looking for something rich, warming, and buttery, look no further than Chardonnay. Oaked wines are ideal fall wines because they often invoke flavors of vanilla.
May we recommend our Chêne Crémeux Chardonnay? Rich and creamy like a freshly buttered baguette, this wine adds depth to any charcuterie experience. Not to mention the French-inspired label artwork is *chefs kiss*!
In Vino Finito
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