Thanksgiving Wine should be one among the many reasons we give thanks this year. Unfortunately, for too many feasts and revelers, the thanks that goes on happens in spite of the wine.
I thought I would give you a sneak peak at what we will be serving this year. The theme is American wine. Since Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, I thought that American wine would be a nice place to start. However, also being a (viti-)cultural melting pot, I thought I might also allow some nice French wine at the table as well. After all, it was the French who gave us Lady Liberty and helped us form this great nation.
So Here it goes:
Before the feast: Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne (NV) - $45 Give Thanks for French Bubbly!
Appetizer: Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2006 Riesling (Monterey, CA) - $11 or so
Main Course: Sean Minor Four Bears 2007 Napa Pinot Noir (Napa, CA) - sent to us free for review
After Dinner: California Sparkling (not selected yet) or maybe a sweet Muscat. - about $20 or so.
Remember that your wine should be a cause for celebration not just an obligatory glass of Non-Vintage SomethingOrOther that you swill down while waiting for a beer and the game to start.
Raise a Glass!