As you already know if you've been on the internet at all in the past couple of months, summer is the season of rosé — the pink wine that goes with all of your millennial-pink outfits and is socially acceptable to day drink as long as you shout "Rosé all day!!" every hour on the hour. But summer is coming to a close, and there's a whole big wide world of wine out there for us to explore.
Diving into wine (figuratively, not literally, though diving into a pool of sounds amazing) can be a bit daunting. How do I pronounce "Sauvignon?" Which glass do I use? And of course, which wine goes with what type of food? Although my general rule of thumb has been to pair red wine with red meat, and white wine with everything else, it turns out there is slightly more subtlety to it than that.
As helpful as tasting guides can be, they can sometimes be a bit vague and/or aspirational in their recommendations. I don't know about you, but I rarely have duck confit or beef bourguignon hanging around in my fridge. (Currently all I have in my fridge is yogurt and a half-empty jar of salsa.) It's helpful, when figuring out wine pairings, to have a specific product you can pair with a specific wine. And what better place to get a variety of flavorful, affordable food than the high holy site of millennial grocery shopping: Trader Joe's.
Check out what Trader Joe's product you should pair with different types of wines below, and get ready to sound like the most knowledgable, insufferable member of your friend group at your next dinner party!