Pinot Please - Celebrate #PinotNoirDay with These 3 Wines
Red wine lovers rejoice, as today is Pinot Noir Day. Dramatic, sophisticated, and classic; this red wine is celebrated across the globe, providing us with the perfect accompaniment to cheeses, roasts, and stews alike. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’ve partnered with Brunette The Label and Meiomi Wines to bring you the best collaboration since bread and butter (IMO..).
The Vancouver-based clothing line (love me a good Canadian brand) is releasing their limited-edition “Pinot Please” sweater for the second year in a row as part of their fall collection. The sweater is inspired by Meiomi Pinot Noir, and is helping Pinot fans take their love of the luscious liquid to the next level. It’s been specially released for you all as of today, along with a handful of other fabulous Brunette The Label designs, so be sure to grab yours before they’re gone for another year (ooh how exclusive).
And if adding this cozy sweater to your wardrobe isn’t enough, I’ve rounded up my 3 favourite Pinot Noirs for you to profess your love of Pinot even further. Check it out:
The perfect match to a rich and luxurious risotto or rack of lamb, this Pinot is aged 1 to 5 years for a deep and almost savoury finish. With strong dark berry flavours and a subtle hint of oak, this is the perfect wine to pick up on your way home from work. Making steak or some other beef dish for date night? Kim Crawford is a great bottle to reach for.
California is known to produce (relatively) sweeter and fruitier Pinot Noirs, which I love for a Girls’ Night In. Something like the Vintner's Reserve Pinot fuses bright cherry, strawberry and raspberry with cola and a mild spice. Sip this Pinot while snacking on fine aged cheeses with your best girlfriends for the perfect catch-up session.
Another fabulous Canadian brand, and one that’s even closer to home, Jackson Triggs is one of my favourite wineries. Their Pinot Noir marries beautifully with a gamier dish like braised short-rib or venison, so be sure to reserve this one (no pun intended) for the lavish and impressive dinner with the parents. This complex Pinot with hints of plum and a long, candied fruit finish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Are you a Pinot Noir aficionado? Or do you prefer a different type of wine? Maybe a white instead? Let me know your favourite wine in the comments. I’m trying to broaden my wine horizons!
Happy Pinot Noir Day from Brunette The Label, Meiomi Wines, Craft PR, and ME!