It’s been a few months since it first appeared, but the season of pumpkin pie spice is officially here. The weather is finally cold enough to motivate us to enjoy our favorite winter foods and beverages, and this delicious spice blend goes great with so many of them. From coffee to cakes and pies, pumpkin spice will make everything taste like holidays. But you probably didn’t know that it pairs incredibly well with wines.
Pumpkin pie spice, or pumpkin spice, is a blend of spices that was originally used in pumpkin pies, hence its name. It’s made of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice or cloves. It compliments certain wines amazingly, and if you haven’t tried that combination yet, we urge you to do it soon.
“Generally, what varietals that work best with those ingredients are late harvest wines or wines that have a little more residual sugar in them, due to being left on the vine a bit longer. Wines picked later usually have just the right amount of sweetness and will pair nicely with that spicy, sweet flavor that we all love,” wine expert Cassandra Rosen told Food and Wine.