November has arrived and with it cold wind, rain, and after today, possibly snow. It’s time for comfort food. Hearty stews, soups and casseroles are what we crave. It’s time for meatloaf and chili and macaroni and cheese. For the entire month of November, I will be offering wines that pair well with comfort foods.
Ticket to Chile 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is a typical Chilean style cab that is deep ruby in color and has notes of cherry, black tea, and chocolate with a hint of tobacco. There are flavors of blackberry and currants with a slightly spicy finish. This wine may not be particularly robust but it certainly isn’t whimpy either.
This cab will hold up to a variety of dishes from Roast Beef to pasta with red sauce. For a comfort food pairing try this cabernet with a meat loaf with a chili sauce and currant jelly glaze. Mashed potatoes and carrots with parsley and butter make attractive sides. If that seems too extravagant for comfort food, skip the glaze