Thanksgiving Entertaining Wines: Hosting family & friends for all your November Celebrations.


Wolfberger Gewurztraminer Alsace France 2013:

If your holiday celebration consists of out of the ordinary spiciness, this is the wine you’re looking for.  It has beautiful, lifted aromatics of rose petal, peach and honeysuckle that lead to a full-bodied bright, zesty, and crisp wine that just screams for spice.  With sage dressing, it’s perfect, and it will stand right up and match the bold flavors of creole and Schezuan. 

Anne Amie Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2014:

This is a truly stylistic wine that has cemented itself firmly between the styles of Italian Pinot Grigio and other New World Pinot Gris. This wine has much more body and balance than the Italian counterpart.  Compared to its American counterpart, it shows much more complexity weight, fruit flavor, and finesse.  I love this wine paired with chicken and pork dishes, and it works just as well with fish and seafood preparations. 

Diora Monterey Pinot Noir 2013:

Often described as the most food friendly wine on the planet, Pinot Noir is a sure bet.  When I taste this wine I think skip the main dish and go right to dessert.  It unfolds with layers of dark cherry, mocha, brown sugar, and dark chocolate.  Whether you are serving up a roast of pork or beef tenderloin, chicken, or grilled Ahi tuna, this is a perfect pairing. 

Chateau de La Grande Chateauneuf du Pape 2010:

This is a racy wine with great structure.  It reminds of flavors of fig and plum, with hints of dark tea and chocolate.  This wine is perfect with hearty beefor pork dishes, and will be especially nice with roast duck, venison, and other game dishes.

Calera Vin Gris of Pinot Noir 2014:

If you are on the fence about whether to choose a white or red, get off the fence and go with a Rose.  This new release of the Calera Rose of Pinot Noir is fresh, crisp, and full of finesse.  It has a light reddish color showing with an orange hue and a golden edge.  The wine has a welcomed perfume with cherry fruit and a hint of orange zest and a faint touch of spice. The fruit is very pure and bright with cherry tinges and a hint of Mandarin Kumquat.  Serve this wine with great confidence.  It will pair well with almost whatever you bring to the table.