The Best Wines for Winter

Wine is a drink that is enjoyed across the world – and as it turns out – it can also be enjoyed across seasons. Now, as we move further into winter, it’s a great time to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine – whether on its own or paired with a meal. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular wines that you’ll enjoy this winter. If you’re looking to enjoy a glass of wine paired with an elegant Italian-inspired meal, dine with us at Nico Boston! Make a reservation on our website or call us at 617-742-0404.


Red wines tend to be a favorite in the colder month and for a reason that is perhaps more complicated than you might think. Typically, red wines have a higher content of alcohol than other styles, which can help warm your body, and in the colder months of the year, who couldn’t benefit from a bit of warmth? Common varieties of wine for the winter include (but are not limited to):


Though we admit that merlot can be enjoyed at any time throughout the year, there is something about it that fits perfectly for winter relaxation. It’s almost as if merlot is begging you to sit down, unwind, and turn on the fireplace. Merlot pairs fantastically with savory dishes – consider giving it a shot for your wintertime kickback!

Pinot Noir

Approachable, yet unique, pinot noir is another fabulous choice of wine for your wintertime leisure. This versatile wine brings a lot to the table in terms of taste, and pairs well with a wide variety of foods, so it’s ideal for virtually any meal or dinner party. As one of the most popular wines out there, loads of people enjoy pinot noir, and there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy it, too!

Looking for Great Italian Food and Wine in the North End? Visit Nico!

Nico Boston offers a diverse menu of delectable Italian entrees and a variety of quality wines. If you’re looking to pair a delicious meal with the perfect wine – Nico is your place! We are located at 417 Hanover Street in Boston’s historic North End. Give us a call today at (617) 742-0404 or make your reservation online. We look forward to serving you!

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