Looking for six bottles of wine to bring to your holiday table? Look no further.
Why It Was Chosen: Bubbles are a great aperitif for most celebratory meals and Thanksgiving is no exception. This blend of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc has a fresh, lively acidity and a fine mousse. Perfect as a starter or with grandma’s green bean casserole.
Why It Was Chosen: This blend of Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris and Verdelho has great acidity with an herbal note that will pair with an array of dishes on the table. To some, an ‘orange wine’ might be an off-beat pick, but everything about this wine screams rich foods.
Why It Was Chosen: A classic Thanksgiving pick, this 100% Gewürztraminer is bone dry with a hugely expressive aroma. #38 on Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 2017 Top 100 Best Buys.
Why It Was Chosen: Pinot Noir is always a classic Thanksgiving pick because the fruit flavors in the wine help accentuate cranberry flavors. This wine brings lots of strawberry and cherry fruit to the forefront along with some minerality. This wine over-delivers for the money.
Why It Was Chosen: A notably different wine to the Paul Ponnelle, this wine has distinct strawberry and sage notes along with some baking spices from the 30% new oak treatment. This wine will pair well with a variety of dishes on the table.
Why It Was Chosen: GSM blends (grenache-syrah-mourvedre), particularly ones that are grenache-dominant like this wine, are perfect wines for the holiday table because of their nice acidity and earthiness. If I had to choose one wine of the six on the list to drink this Thanksgiving, this would be it.