As the season change, you’re probably looking for some new recipe inspiration. We worked with some talented recipe creators to craft cozy fall dishes that pair perfectly with wine, so there’s really no menu planning required — which sounds really good these days.
Coq au Vin, a.k.a. Chicken in Red Wine with Pinot Noir (two ways!)
This dish is everything a comfort food should be: warming, brimming with seasonal flavors, and a braised chicken that’s crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside. Plus, our favorite recipes are the ones in which some wine goes in the pot and some goes in your glass, and this is definitely one of those dishes!
We love how Angela and Mark paired this dish with the same varietal of red wine, but at two different price points, so you can select the bottle that best suits your budget. Or if you’re like us and like to meal prep and wine prep for the week ahead, you’ll want to grab one of each: uncork Lot 75 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir as you savor this dish on Sunday, and enjoy weekday leftovers with Lot 179 California Pinot Noir, a great everyday wine.
Click here for the full recipe and more mouthwatering pics.
Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs and Creamy Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Lot 207 Chianti
This is the perfect fall weekend meal, when you have a little extra prep time and want something cozy. Monique’s preparation of the short ribs leads to fall-off-the-bone tenderness that short ribs dreams are made of. This is another one of those meals where the wine does double duty as an ingredient and an accompaniment, so it’s a win for us! Because of its bright, rich fruit, firm tannins, and robust flavor profile, Monique chose our Lot 207 Chianti to add depth to the recipe and to sip alongside this hearty fall favorite.
Head over to peachestopeaches.com for the full recipe.
Sweet Potato Mash and Sautéed Mushrooms with Lot 75 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Lauren from Flora & Vino specializes in creating vegan dishes that anyone would love, and this Sweet Potato Mash is no exception. If you’re looking for an easy, elevated weeknight side or a new spin on a classic Thanksgiving dish, look no further. Just look at those beautiful colors! A no-fail, easy-to-remember wine pairing with mushrooms is Pinot Noir, due to their similar notes and texture. Both have an earthiness to them, and Pinot Noir’s light style and subtle tannin structure play well alongside delicate mushrooms, especially the medley of oyster, maitake, beech, and shiitake Lauren chose. That’s why she poured herself a glass of our Lot 75 Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir to sip as she tucked into this hearty dish.
Check out the full recipe here.
Now that your menu is all set, head over to ninetypluscellars.com to find all of the wines mentioned in this blog post.