The streets are white with snow - and your wine can be too. While most often gravitate toward red in colder weather, there are plenty of great whites to suit the season.
When picking a winter white, look for full body and deep color. Higher acidity can help cut through the flavor of heavy winter dishes, and spicy, aromatic wines can hold their own. Here's a few of our favorites to try.
Look for a dry Riesling to pair with heavy meat dishes like pork, chicken, stews and chili or choose a sweeter Riesling to complement cold weather desserts (think: apple pie).
The varietal tends to be medium to full bodied, which pairs well with rich and powerful meats and cheeses. Many mid to higher-end Chardonnays are fermented in oak casks and/or run through an extra fermentation to produce a creamy richness.
The cool-climate grape of Gewurztraminer is sweet and spicy with a higher alcohol content. It's a less common grape well worth a try.