Best Wine to Buy

What exactly are the Best Wines to Buy, that go perfectly with Holiday Pie?!. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to be thankful for, and this year’s holiday celebration is no exception! But specifically? How about the GRAND OPENING of THE PIE ADDICT – Home Pie Bakery & Catering? It’s been a long time in coming and finally after much procrastination and peer pressure from friends and family, we’re finally here! And since the Holidays tend to be great excuses to have a sparkling glass of wine to go along with those wonderfully delicious meals, why not have a slice of pie as well?

Now I know from your initial reaction (yes, I can feel these sorts of things), and the look of bewilderment on your face, that you’re thinking, a glass of wine and pie?!

But would it surprise you to know, that there are certain wines, that go FANTASTICALLY-WELL with pie?

I was a bit taken off-guard as well, until I started doing a little research, and oh yea…prepare to be amazed!

Best Wines to Buy with Pumpkin Pie

Because pumpkin pie is typically a pretty dense dessert and full of spice, Wine Enthusiast Magazine recommends a medium to sweet Riesling, Sparkling, Sauternes or Dessert Wines. Here are a few below to give you some ideas.

Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2017

Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling

This semi-sweet Riesling is a cool climate varietal grown in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. This Riesling opens with luscious aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. The finish is wonderfully persistent with balance of sweetness and refreshing crispness.
Maximin Grunhauser Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett

Maximim Grunhaus Herrenberg Kabinett

This Classic Riesling Kabinett comes from Herrenberg vineyard, which has been planted for more than 1000 years. The wine shows flavors of white fruits, gooseberry, apricot flower and grilled almond. It is full bodied wine with a delicious fruity-driven texture.
Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato

Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato

On the nose, aromas of cotton candy, sherbet, pink grapefruit and mandarin with an undertone of toffee apple. On the palate, flavors of rose water, toffee apple and rhubarb crumble. The wine finishes with a spritzy fizz of fresh pear and raspberry characters. Perfect food pairings include a bowl of fresh fruit and clotted cream and it also makes amazing Turkish Delight and sorbet.
Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos (Red Label)

Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos (Red Label)

Straw colored with gold reflections, this delightful sweet wine has aromas of dried pear, fresh apricot and yellow peach. Flavors of fresh Bartlett pear, acacia honey and tinned apricots unfold on the palate. The finish is sweet, with just the right amount of acidity.

Best Wines to Buy with Apple Pie

Food & Wine Magazine has a few ideas about wine and apple pie. Because apple pie is not overly sugary, it pairs well with a range of dessert wines, from fizzy and light to sticky and ‘caramelly.’

Vietti Cascinetta Moscato d'Asti

Vietti Cascinetta Moscato d'Asti

Pale sunshine yellow color and slight frizzante, this Moscato d’Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. On the palate, it is delicately sweet and sparkling with balanced acidity, good complexity and a finish of fresh apricots.
Quinta de la Rosa 10 Year Tawny Port

Quinta de la Rosa 10 Year Tawny Port Tonel 12

La Rosa's Ten Year Old Tawny is a blend of fine old ports matured in a small oak casks, located in the Quinta's lodge. It is a rich and elegant blend with wonderful aromas exuding the heat of the Douro. On the palate it is complex with powerful dried fruit, a nutty make up and a long pleasing finish.

Best Wine to Buy with Pecan Pie

A good Pecan Pie, with brown sugar, maple syrup and a dark molasses texture, coupled with the taste of pecans, goes great with a Portuguese wine called Madeira, according to Serious Eats.

Leacock's Rainwater Madeira

Leacock's Rainwater Madeira

Delicious, smoky style, with a good balance to the off-dry caramel and butter cream flavors and the ripe melon, apricot and tropical fruit elements. This Madeira, made from Tinta Negra Mole grapes collected from multiple small, terraced vineyards that cling to the steep mountainous slopes of the island, is a medium-dry wine combining soft fruit flavors with a dry, nutty quality.

This is BY NO MEANS a complete list of wine and pie pairings. Merely a brief MENTION of wines to get your creative juices flowing. But please! Continue to check back here as we will be adding to this list so that it becomes a more helpful resource to you when eating pie and having a glass of veno to wash it all down!

David Lawyer

Hopelessly addicted to all things pie, from cream pies, to fruit pies, savory pies, and anything else even remotely close like tarts, galettes and beyond! Also be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter for even more great recipe ideas!

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