Whether you’re enjoying Thanksgiving dinner or a Sunday night, there’s nothing like a nice slice of pie. Savory, tart, sweet, or rich — they all have a place at my table. Everyone loves to serve a nice slice of pie with a steaming hot cup of coffee, and I’m no different, but sometimes, you need something with a little more oomph. Let’s be real here — sometimes you just need wine. (And by sometimes, I mean all the time.) But it’s more than just picking a dessert wine and calling it done. Knowing some wine and pie pairings can make your get-togethers all the more delicious.
If you’re on the fence about wine and pie, let me explain to you why this is something you should try immediately. Generally, pies are made for bigger dinner nights, right? Holidays, family reunions, birthdays, dinner party with friends — all are great reasons to bake a delicious, buttery crust and fill it with some incredible filling. And having people over to spend quality time together is so festive, that it’s also a great reason to break open a bottle of wine. We’ve all had nights where we finished off half a bottle of merlot on our own, but there is something so wonderful and lovely about sharing a bottle with friends. Refilling glasses, cutting a slice of pie, and laughing are some of my favorite things in the world. So even if you’re a coffee and pie person, which I totally get, try one of these nine pie and wine pairings next time you’re serving a lattice-crusted dessert. Eat, drink, and be merry!