wines that go with pies

Remember the guide to pairing wine with Halloween candy that recommended what to drink when you raided your kids’ candy bag? The creator of the guide, Vivino, has another wine pairing guide, this time for holiday pies.

As you’re choosing wines for Christmas dinner and other holiday events over the next few weeks, this guide may come in handy. Here, I’ve linked to some of the sustainable wines that I might choose to go with a certain kind of pie.

Sauvignon Blanc for key lime pie

Riesling for apple pie
Chardonnay for pumpkin pie
Champagne/sparkling wine for apple crumble
Pinot Noir for peach pie
Rose for lemon meringue
Merlot for chocolate cream pie
Petite Sirah for blueberry pie
  • Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah (I’ve never written about this wine here on MNN, but it’s one I enjoy, and it is from a sustainable vineyard)
Syrah for cherry pie
Muscat/Muscato for pecan pie
  • Any suggestions? I don’t have one to recommend.
If you can’t find these wines at your wine store, if you’d like some other options, download the Vivino app for your phone. You can use it at the wine store to scan a wine’s label and get information about the wine, including users’ ratings, tasting notes and average price.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.