It’s that I’ve-had-enough-of-this time of year when the holidays are long over, it’s still freezing outside, and winter madness is starting to set in. As we (well, some of us) shiver for the fourth month in a row with no warm weather in sight, the questions begin to arise: Will spring ever be sprung? Will it ever be time to retire my down jacket? What should I drink to power through this long stretch of winter?
“Wine definitely has an emotional component to it,” says Ryan Arnold, Sommelier and Partner at No Fine Print. “There’s a seasonality to what we drink, especially in America where our dining is less structured. Weather, mood, and food all influence what we gravitate towards drinking throughout the year.” And with winter’s lack of sunshine, we crave wine’s comforting, multi-scentual experience -- taste, smell, color, the sound of popping bottles, and all the feels that come along with sipping."
From enveloping reds to multitasking whites and a few deliciously optimistic bottles (and cans!) in between, the forecast looks bright -- cancel your plans and hunker down with these eight wines to get you through the winter doldrums.