The Grapevine

Food & Wine Pairing: Fall Bounty Recipes

September 8th, 2017

We’ve got two recipes on order today since fall arrives at a different pace across the country. And of course, we have wines to match. [level-members]

First, a twist on the very workaday roast chicken:

Molasses-Brined Roast Chicken

Good any time of year, of course, but accompanies roasted root vegetables and other fall favorites beautifully. And pairs nicely with Viogner if you in the mood for white or a red like Grenache or Shiraz – something with a touch of sweetness to marry nicely with the marinade.

A more complete departure from the norm is this fall take on lasagna:

Pumpkin-and-Turnip Green Lasagna

Based on the name, you might be thinking “vegan glop, no thanks.” but a closer look shows sweet Italian sausage and a nice array of flavors in the form of mustard, nutmeg, and parmesan. You might recommend a light red, slightly chilled as an accompaniment.