Those who enjoy fermented grapes know intuitively that wine pairings aren’t just about food: Celebrations call for something bubbly, whether it be prosecco or lambrusco; cold rainy days in winter demand a bottle of red with a full body, whereas warm rainy days in midsummer probably best match up with a dry rose.
True corkmasters know a perfect wine for every situation. That’s why we asked Henry Meer of Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits (185 Greenwich Street) for his expertise on wines to go with the following scenarios we’ve all likely experienced (in some form or fashion) while doing our civic duty and staying home.
I haven’t stepped outside in all week and it’s 5p on a Friday
Col Vetoraz, Prosecco, Italy 2018 $20.99
Eating the same leftover pasta three meals in a row
Monteraponi, Chianti Classico, Tuscany 2017 $29.99
The best wine cocktail for at-home Sunday brunch
– 2 cups orange juice
– 1/2 cup Casamigos Reposado Tequila $58.99
– 1/4 cup lime juice
– Float Grand Marnier $48.99
To sip while binge-watching “Frasier”
Chappellet, “Mountain Cuvée,” Proprietors Blend, Napa County 2018 $38.99
To sip while binge-watching “Spaceballs” for the seventieth time
Au Bon Climat, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 2018 $23.33
To sip while cleaning the house with “The Last Waltz” blasting in the background
Alfredo Bertolani, Rosé Lambrusco, Italy NV $14.99
To enjoy on the fire escape, with or without the sounds of clanging pots and pans
Long Meadow Ranch, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2018 $26.99
For a Zoom happy hour with friends
Mirabella, Franciacorta Sparkling Rosé, Lombardy, Italy NV $27.99
Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits is open Tuesday through Saturday 12p–7p and offers free delivery for Tribeca and south of Chambers Street. Give ‘em a call at 212-227-7777.