Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving wines that'll pair with everything on your table, make even your wine snobbiest guest happy and won't break the bank?
Well, look no further! In my latest segment on WPTV I share some fabulous wines that all play nicely with a wide variety of flavors, appeal to a plethora of palates and are all under $20 a bottle! The fabulous John Favole also asks an important wine related etiquette question that you won't want to miss if you're hosting a holiday meal or plan on being a guest at someone else's home.
Also, just in case you're in need of some great Thanksgiving recipe recommendations like the perfect turkey or dessert, a list of Thanksgiving Kitchen Equipment Essentials or an indispensable Thanksgiving Day Cheat Sheet feel free to click on the respective links.
I hope you find my recommendations helpful and please see below for a list of wines featured in this episode. To view the full video, simply click the link below. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving!
1.) Gruet Blanc de Noirs Brut, New Mexico, NV ($18): Pale salmon in color, this Blanc de Noirs has aromas of berry + pear, complimented by a rich, round mouth feel on the palate. It finishes with a layer of cream + pleasant, warm toastiness + is incredibly versatile with all styles of food!
2.) Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington ($19): Exhibits sweet lime + mandarin orange aromas with subtle mineral notes. A delightful mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by bright, flavorful citrus + stone fruit accompanied by a crisp acidity and lovely minerality.
3.) Acrobat Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($15): This delightful rosé tempts with aromas of watermelon, lychee, kiwi + a hint of spice. Flavors of raspberry, plum + pomegranate are enhanced by a wonderful viscosity + hint of sweetness which melts away on the lengthy dry finish.
4.) Erath Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, ($14): Classic Oregon aromas of black cherry, plum + currant mingle with hints of anise + sandalwood. Flavors reflect the aromatics with more cherry + plum with a touch of graham cracker. Hearty + robust, yet smooth + approachable this gem is guaranteed to delight!