There’s snow on the ground in northern states, prompting drivers to put on their snow tires. It’s sinking into the 60s in South Florida, prompting socialites to get their furs out of cold storage. So it’s time for comfort foods. And, of course, comfort wines.
Comfort foods are rich and hearty. They put a tear in your eye as you remember Mom’s cooking. They cause you to ignore daunting levels of fat, calories and cholesterol.
Comfort wines are soft and round, without hard edges of tannin or fruit acids. And they’re often a comfort to your wallet as well. (You’ll note one exception, but I consider lobster pot pie to be the finest dish every created by humankind.)
Here are some of my favorite pairings:Mac ’n’ cheese: