Autumn means many things. Our favorites: harvest season, peeping foliage, apple picking, and a new wealth of cool-weather vegetables that have appeared to create some perfect pairing dishes. We love sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squashes, but pumpkin is an easy pick because of its versatility. Find out some of our favorite pumpkin and wine pairings right here.
Find out what was in store at Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery’s Wine & Tapas Pairing Dinner at Pacífico Restaurant in New Haven, CT. A recap from blogger Christina Musto, with photos by Manny Vargas Photography.
Though Lorelai would undoubtedly choose coffee over wine any day, Sookie St James, chef at the Independence Inn, and then Dragonfly Inn in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, understands the importance of a good wine and food pairing.
Considering that the Gilmore Girls series was based in a fictional Connecticut town in Litchfield County, characters in the show may have been familiar with local wines. Right? We could only hope. Especially if you’re Taylor Doose, owning the town’s only market, or Sookie, making sure her food is best-represented.
In honor of the new Netflix revival that debuted November 25, we’ve put together a few pairings from Litchfield County wineries that even Sookie would be proud of.
Whether you fancy red, white or bubbly, pairing Connecticut wines with a holiday meal adds sparkle to the occasion. Local wine experts from vineyards along the the CT Wine Trail celebrate the season by offering recommendations that complement holiday dishes. From different winemaking methods and artistry, to the varying terroir across the state, each CT Wine Trail winery crafts an unexpected taste that you and your guests are sure to enjoy.