Spice Up Your Meat Free Monday With These Vegetarian Wines

Guest blog from Vintage Roots - The Organic Wine People

As more people become aware of the impact that the average diet has on the planet, the vegetarian and vegan population has increased. Of course, not everyone is willing to give up meat completely and so they choose to meet in the middle with a meat free day.

Meat Free Mondays is a relatively new phenomenon that involves sticking to a vegetarian diet every Monday. Here, we are going to tell you about some of the best vegetarian wines to pair with your Meat Free Monday meals to give them that little extra something. Keep reading to find out more.

Jasci Montepulciano

If you are a fan of red wine, then you will enjoy a bottle of Jasci Montepulciano which is made with the Montepulciano grape. This wine is dark and juicy and comes with an alcoholic content of 12.5%. For notes of spice, autumnal fruits and a hint of liquorice, we suggest that you pick up a bottle of this red wine for your next Meat Free Monday.

Albury Estate Classic Cuvée

Albury Estate’s Classic Cuvée of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier adds a little touch of luxury to any meal. With an alcoholic content of 11.6%, the notes of red berries, light citrus and a hint of peach make it the perfect accompaniment to a creamy mushroom risotto, smoked salmon or a light, hard cheese. A great addition to those lighter summer meals, this classic wine is definitely one to try.

Giol Pinot Grigio

Sometimes, it can be nice to have a bottle of white and a bottle of red handy to please everyone at the table. So, we suggest trying a bottle of Giol Pinot Grigio which comes from Veneto in Italy. This wine comes with an alcoholic content of 12% and has a pale, straw-yellow colour. The flavours of this wine include apricots, peaches and even some sun-dried hay which blend perfectly together.

Domain Bousquet Malbec

Another top vegetarian wine to make our list is the Domaine Bousquet Malbec which comes from Argentina. As described on Vintage Roots, this wine has an alcoholic content of 14.5% and adds the perfect amount of spice for your Meat Free Mondays. When you taste this wine, you’ll find notes of black plum, dark cherry and blackberry, as well as vanilla and spice from the oak. Make sure to pick up a bottle of this in time for Monday.

Pierre Chavin Low Alcohol Cabernet Sauvignon

The final bottle of vegetarian wine that makes our list for your Meat Free Monday, is a Pierre Chavin Low Alcohol Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has an alcoholic content of 5.5% which is perfect for those who enjoy a nice bottle of wine without too much alcohol. This also means that the wine has a low-calorie level which works nicely with a healthy Monday night dinner. The Pierre Chavin Low Alcohol Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of sweet blackberry so make sure to give it a taste.

Final Thoughts

If you have never tried a Meat Free Monday before then you should consider it in the coming weeks. By reducing your meat intake by just one day every week, you can make a huge difference to your health and the environment. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle (or two) on your next shop and make your Monday meals something to shout about.