When it comes to reds, there are only a few great summer wines, and all 10 Beaujolais Crus are among them. But it’s not chillability alone that makes Beaujolais wines taste great during the milder months. The versatility of these reds means they’re delicious all year long.

This fall, you’ll want something a bit robust, like a Moulin-à-Vent. Ruby to dark garnet in color, the floral and fruity aromas of these wines deliver a powerful experience. But Moulin-à-Vent wines are also very drinkable, and have moderate alcohol levels, making them the perfect pair for seasonal vegetables.

Beaujolais makes pairing easy, even when it comes to the trickiest of dishes and sides, according to wine guru Tony Foreman. Butternut squash and anything made with pumpkin will offer a unique flavor that’s enhanced with the refreshingly fruity kick of Beaujolais. So roast a few buttered squashes and pour a glass of slightly chilled Moulin-à-Vent. This pairing makes a great appetizer and has a soft flavor that tastes great with the brightness of Beaujolais.

Better yet, whip up a pot of roasted pumpkin soup. Foreman says this comforting seasonal treat is rich and savory and complements Beaujolais particularly well. One spoonful of this creamy delight followed by a sip of Beaujolais and you’ll be ready for the cold winter air that’s just around the corner.


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