One of the many, many old wives tales about wine is that for some reason white wines take a back seat to reds when fall arrives. Maybe it has something to do with that “no white pants after Labour Day” mantra people way more fashionable than me mumble to themselves this time of year.
While a slight chill in the air and the rustic aromas of leaves dying may suggest a red wine vibe, I’m going on record saying that every day is a good day to drink white. The weight of an oaky chardonnay certainly works with all four seasons, but let me also push the versatility of German riesling.
Soft, slightly sweet (in a juicy apple fruit sense) and undeniably gulpable the Schmitt Söhne 2009 Relax Riesling ($11.95 – $13.13) is a, well, relaxing wine perfect for fall. Try matching it with a Thai or spicy Szechuan dish.
Prices reflect the range across the country. Some products may not be available in all provinces. Peter Rockwell is the everyman’s wine writer, working in the liquor industry for more than 25 years and traveling the globe looking for something to fill his glass and put into words.