Thursday, November 19, 2015

4 Thanksgiving Day Wine Picks

Today is the day Beaujolais Nouveau gets release and that signifies the beginning of the holiday season, at least it does to me.  Will I be going out to purchase a bottle of the Nouveau, most likely, it's the first wine of the 2015 harvest made from Gamay grapes and I do like to try it. Is it a nice wine to serve with your Thanksgiving day meal?  Yes, it is, but there are other wines too that you can showcase during Thanksgiving.

I always like to begin with a sparkling wine while we catch up with friends and family and much on appetizers.  For this I would suggest the Anna de Codorniu.  I reviewed a selection back in October. They have many varieties of sparkling, a Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Rose and Brut.  They are very reasonably prices at $14.99

Now I want you to think out of the box for a nice white to serve with the turkey.  Try Kaiken 2015 Torrontes from Argentina.  This wine I reviewed back in August and was really impressed with it. This retails for about $17.  I had someone tell me that this was better than their oaky Chardonnay. So if you are use to serving a oaked Chardonnay, try this Torrontes.

Rose wine isn't just for drinking during the summer.  In fact it is a great wine to have at Thanksgiving.  Poe Rose is made by Samantha Sheehan who left the world of finance in 2009 to follow her dream. This Rose is a blend of 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Pinot Meunier.  Delicate strawberry with hints of orange and a touch of raspberry will please and pair well with your dinner. This retails for approximately $22


You do need to have available a nice red wine on the table.  An Oregon Pinot Noir would enhance your meal.  Try Kudos Reserve 2012 Pinot Noir.  This is from the Yamhill-Carlton area of Oregon in the Willamette Valley. Nice and smooth on your palate with hints of fresh raspberries and and red cherry with black pepper on the finish that lingers on your palate. Retails for $16.99



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