Red wine and chestnuts: the perfect companion for a cold winter night

Roasting chestnuts on an open fire has long been a beloved tradition, even a winter activity, that evokes both feelings of warmth and nostalgia. It is the heat from the fire and the aroma of the chestnuts that help us forget the cold weather outside. This, along with a glass of red wine, is the perfect combination that creates the cozy inviting atmosphere that everyone yearns for during the cold months. Whether enjoyed at home or at a cozy wine bar, wine and chestnuts are the ultimate comfort food to help you feel warm and happy.


Red wine and chestnuts make a perfect pairing as they complement each other’s flavors and textures. Chestnuts have a naturally sweet and nutty taste that pairs well with the tannins and fruitiness of a red wine. The earthly and slightly sweet flavor of chestnuts is particularly well-suited to bolder red wines such as Pinot Noir. A full-bodied red like a Syrah, with its rich and dark fruit flavors, can also be the perfect pair for chestnuts, as it offers a perfect balance of flavors on the palate. These distinct flavors work marvelously well together to create a harmonious culinary experience with their ability to bring warmth and comfort during the cold weather.


Chestnuts have a unique and delicious taste that are highly enjoyed on their own. Yet, they add depth and flavor when had with a glass of red wine. The variety of red Lebanese wines available, from bold and full-bodied to lighter and fruitier, allows for a culinary experience that can suit any palate and occasion and is most definitely the perfect way to warm up from the inside out.


When combined, red wine and chestnuts are the perfect pairing for a cold winter night. The pairing of both together is a classic and timeless combination that is sure to please.

January 30, 2023