When it's cold out, conventional wisdom says to turn to brawny reds, which often pair well with rich winter dishes (not to mention roaring fires and cozy blankets). But it's tough to make it through a whole season on one style of wine. Thankfully, there are plenty of other options, from lively, super-pairable light reds to whites from cool regions, which are built to go with the hearty foods of northern latitudes. Here, 10 wines that are perfect for getting you through to spring.
1. NV Patrick Piuze, Val de Mer Crémant de Bourgogne Non Dosé ($20)
This excellent sparkling wine is made just like Champagne, but in the region of Chablis. It's high in acid and bone-dry (non dosé means no sugar added), so it's perfect to cut through rich, creamy winter soups. Piuze is a Canadian making wine in France, and he apprenticed with some top producers before setting out on his own in 2008.
Drink It With: Cream of Carrot Soup with Ginger and Curry