Fruit wine made from peaches, apples, or blueberries, rather than the usual grapes, bring all of the aromatic freshness of lush orchards to life. These delicious wines are meant to be savored. Luckily, they pair beautifully with a range of snacks and meals, so they are perfect choices for entertaining, even if you’re just trying to entertain yourself during COVID-19 social distancing.
No matter which fruit wine you choose, you’ll find that this guide makes it easy to pair your preferred choice with the best food. Fruit wines bring a touch of the glory of nature inside, which is just what the world needs right now, so be sure to indulge in fruit wine soon, along with some tasty bites that complement your glass of vino.
Pair peach wine with smoky or spicy foods
A true gourmet experience is about building a superlative flavor profile via contrast. For example, salted caramel is very popular nowadays because it provides an addictive balance of sweet and savory flavors. The same principle applies when it comes to food and wine pairings. When you enjoy a glass of peach wine alongside smoky or spicy foods, you’ll balance your wine’s exquisite sweetness perfectly. The wine’s fresh, summery taste will complement the strong flavors of smoked cheeses, such as smoked Gouda, or some spicy BBQ.
Peaches contain vitamins C and A, and freestone and clingstone varieties are very popular in the USA. Wines made from peaches will vary in terms of taste, ‘mouth-feel’ and aroma, based on how they are produced and aged, and which types of barrels they are aged in. Other factors include the properties of the soil the peach trees are planted in. So, be sure to experiment with different peach wines, with or without smoked or spicy snacks and cuisine. When it comes to fruit wines made from peaches, there are so many notes and nuances to discover.
Enjoy apple wine with blue cheese, apple pie, or pancakes
If you enjoy eating fresh, healthy greens, be sure to create a delectable dinner salad with crumbled blue cheese. This strong-tasting, melt-in-your-mouth cheese will be an ideal complement for the tart and sweet flavor of apple wine. Blue cheese also pairs well with hard apple ciders.
You may be surprised to learn that many people enjoy indulging in apple wine while eating sweet foods, such as apple pie. If you’re doing a lot of baking lately, why not order some fresh apples and then whip up your own homemade apple pie? Eat a slice with a glass of fruit wine to access enticing harvest flavor that is beyond compare. Pancakes are also a popular choice for relaxed brunches where a little apple wine is on the menu.
Drink blueberry wine while noshing on cheesecake
When antioxidant-rich, brain-boosting blueberries become irresistible fruit wine, the results are spectacular. To pair rich and decadent blueberry wine with food, be sure to enjoy it with a slice of cheesecake. Blueberry wine is renowned for pairing well with any sort of dessert, so it’s a great after-dinner wine to try. If you prefer to enjoy fruit wine with savory nibbles, nosh on nuts while you sip. Pecans, almonds, and hazelnuts are fine choices.
Now that you know more about fruit wines made from peaches, apples, and blueberries, why not try them for yourself? When you pair fruit wines with the right foods, you can enjoy them like premier wine experts and chefs. Always keep in mind that these wonderful fruit wines taste amazing on their own. Visit Robinette’s winery in Grand Rapids, Michigan to sample and bring home some of our homemade fruit wines and hard ciders!
Written by Isabella Lovett for Robinette’s