Fall is a time to get outdoors and enjoy the last of the warm temperatures and the fall foliage before winter finally sets in. For many this time in the woods this time of year is spent hunting venison in order to put some of this delicious, exotic meat in the freezer at home.
While cooking venison correctly takes some care to ensure it is not too gamey or becomes too tough, pairing it with a good wine is actually fairly easy. Venison pares well with strong wines that have a sweet, fruity texture. A couple of sure parings are Cabernet Sauvignon and German Riesling Auslese. Another popular choice for paring with venison is a red Zinfandel with a bold flavor that has been brought out by spending time in an Arctic Frost Decanter.
Of course you do not have to be a hunter to acquire some good cuts of venison to prepare a fine meal. Many specialty shops offer many types of exotic meats for those who do not want to go out and get their own. For a wonderful unique meal this fall try serving up some well cooked venison along with a great tasting red wine.