Holiday Wines

“With so many different wine preferences at any holiday table, the idea of picking wine can be a daunting experience. But if you keep the wine fun and easy it will be one less thing to worry about as you baste, bake, mash, and whisk.

One of the easiest ways to handle the wine for the meal is to get a bunch of different wines and make it a wine tasting for all that attend. Here are some of my favorites that work well with all the flavors in this holiday meal.”

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TheState.com Recommends these wines:

White wine with turkey, Gewurztraminer
You can find many Gewurztraminer wines here: French Alsace wines

Hugel and Fils ($17) from the Alsace region of France, packed full of clean fresh fruit and spice; it is a true winner for Thanksgiving.

We have an alternative for a lower price:
Hugel Gentil 2003 for $8.79

If your guests want a fuller bodied wine and demand a chardonnay, one that will work well is 2003 William Hill Chardonnay Reserve ($20), layered with ripe creamy apple and pear flavor, all packed without too much oak.
William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 for $17.99
William Hill Cabernet Pnv Auction 2001 for $103.99
William Hill Chardonnay Napa 2001 for $11.99

For the reds, try a wine from France called Beaujolais Nouveau. It is a light fresh and fruit packed wine that will keep everyone happy. It is often called a red wine for people who do not like red wine. There are many different ones on the market, but the one that always delivers great quality to price ratio is George Duboeuf ($12).

For a great dessert wine, Bonny Doon 2004 Muscat Vin de Glaciere ($21) is a winner that everyone will love.

Bonny Doon Muscat Vin Glaciere 2001
for $14.99

We hope you will enjoy the wines.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving.

Cheers!