November 17, 2008

Tis' the Season...

As we round-out the end of November, the smell in the air shouldn't be limited to that of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah... add the fresh aroma of a newly uncorked bottle of wine paired with some of your favorite fixings! 

Now, every year its easy to become perplexed. You constantly ask yourself - red, white, or both? With all the flavors brought on by a fancy Thanksgiving feast, it can be difficult to decide which wine to choose. From turkey and mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie and cookies, we've culled together a list of suggested wines for your Turkey Day festivities:

Choice Reds: 
  • Pinot Noir - it goes with just about anything. Try '06 Flowers Andreen-Gale Pinot Noir, $70
  • Zinfandel - hearty enough to provide an extra kick to your meal. Try '07 Orin Swift The Prisoner, $35

Choice Whites:
  • Sauvignon Blanc - compliments herb-based stuffings. Try Arauja '01 Napa Valley Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, $35
  • Chardonnay - rich enough to stand up to flavorful sauces, like gravy. Try '06 Sonoma Coast Vineyard Chardonnay 2006, $50
Choice Dessert Wines:
  • Port - classic and fantastic with a pumpkin pie (TRY: '05 Edge Hill Vintage Port, $45)

And in honor of the winter spirit of giving, I've decided to cull together "The 12 Days of Wine Gifts," a list of the top holiday gifts for winos! If you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them, don't hesitate to email or tweet me your suggestions...

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