Wine & Dine: 5 Slipcover Pairings to Enjoy This Fall
There aren’t many better ways to spend an evening than with an exceptional glass of wine. Whether you like red or white, earthy or sweet, port or merlot--enjoying a good drink has been a favorite pastime for countless generations. If you’re planning your own afternoon of tipsy bliss, your home should look the part. Never fear, we’ve got you covered.
Check out this list of slipcover pairings to enhance your next ‘chill’ with style.
1. Viognier - Gale Collection
A white wine grape variety, popularized by the French as “Condrieu,” Viognier has drawn comparisons to the well-known “Chardonnay.”
Known and loved for its full-body, silky texture, and deep golden color, this vineyard mainstay is paired best with roasted or grilled chicken, pork, Asian-cuisine, and a wide variety of seafood, salads, and hard or soft cheeses. Viognier is also notable for enticing aromatics that allude to notes of peach, pear, and violet.
The velvet plush slipcovers from our Gale Collection are equally enticing. Made from soft velvet plush material, these fashionable slipcovers have been the talk of our home for quite some time. Protect your favorite furniture from clumsy wine-spills with easy to wash strapless slipcovers that are available in a variety of colors and sizes.
2. Syrah - Harlowe Collection
A dark-skinned grape variety, primarily used for red wine, Syrah (also known as “Shiraz”) is another popular choice that’s good all-year round but perfect for latter months of the year.
The style and flavor profile of Syrah is influenced by the moderate French climate in which the original grapes were grown. Popular for notes of blackberry, mint, and black pepper, Syrah can also have a lovely blueberry aroma. In warmer climates, this flavor profile can include hints of lavender and spice. If dessert wines aren’t your thing, then you’ll definitely want to give this one a try.
Just about as striking and alluring as Syrah, the knitted-Jacquard stretch slipcovers from our Harlowe Collection boast a bold appearance that can complement any room. Enjoy your next glass of fine wine on this slip-resistant and aesthetically pleasing addition to your chairs, loveseats, sofas, and recliners.
3. Port Wine - Fallon Collection
Typically served as a dessert wine, Port Wine (or simply “Port”) is a sweet red wine, produced in northern Portugal. Port is known for its typically richer, sweeter, and heftier profile (as well as its high alcohol content: ranging from 19% - 20%).
Over a hundred varieties of grapes have been sanctioned for Port production, though only five are widely cultivated and produced as the tasty dark nectar we know and love. Despite this, the popularity of Port has spawned countless variations (including “white port”). This wine is commonly paired with cheeses, nuts, and high-end chocolates.
Speaking of chocolate, the strapless twill slipcovers from our Fallon Collection are an expertly crafted combination of inspired design and contemporary style. This bestseller can add a touch of flair to your favorite furniture and is available in colors that include: chocolate, charcoal, beige, navy, and smoke blue.
4. Zinfandel - Magnolia Collection
Also known as “Primitivo,” Zinfandel is a strain of black-skinned wine grape, widely introduced to the world in the eighteenth century. These grapes typically produce a robust red wine with alcohol levels known to exceed 15%.
Though taste can vary widely, based on the ripeness of the fruit, it’s typically known for notes of raspberry. In warmer climates, this vino has also been noted for hints of blackberry, anise, and pepper. Zinfandel is popularly paired with hearty meals that include anything you’d find in the red-meat section of your local supermarket (it’s also great with barbeque).
Need a sturdy and robust slipcover to match? Of course, you do! Cozy up and protect your favorite furniture with the beautifully crafted velvet plush stretch slipcovers from our Magnolia Collection. The perfect mix of style and function, these slipcovers are as soft as our blankets and boast marvelous patterns on vibrant colors.
5. Riesling - Elliana Collection
A white grape variety, hailing from the Rhine region of Germany, Riesling is an aromatically pleasing grape with a faintly perfumed aroma. The end product is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and bubbly white wines. These subsequent wines are known for their definitive quality and often ranked highly among critics and enthusiasts.
Riesling is popular due to its pronounced fruit flavors, versatility, and exceptional aging potential--with internationally favored vintages lauded for their smokey notes of honey and amber glow. Riesling is also extremely versatile when paired with food. Popular options include Asian-cuisine, chicken, salmon, and tuna.
Need something to pair with your wineglass of amber gold? The two-piece velvet plush stretch slipcovers from our Elliana Collection are designed for simple installment, easy to wash, soft to the touch, and available in striking modern colors that include wild dove grey, dark denim blue, walnut brown, and zinfandel red.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of our current favorite wine and slipcover pairings. Don’t forget to grab those sofa tuckers for the perfect fit.