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Thanksgiving Wine Tote
By Saratoga Beer and Wine Manager • Thursday, November 14th, 2013
The selection of 6 wines that are featured in our Thanksgiving Wine Tote; in order from left to right of how we recommend consuming them throughout the meal
Stressing out about what to pair for Thanksgiving that will go with all of your wacky dishes as well as all of your wacky family member’s picky tastes? Let Divine Wines take the frustration out of pairing wine with your holiday meals with our fabulous Thanksgiving 6-wine tote! Our amazing staff has put together a comprehensive hand-selection selection of wines that will go with whatever fare you will be serving during Thanksgiving this year. Six wines (three of which have 90+ ratings from Robert Parker!) come in a complementary tote with a selection of pairing advice geared towards Thanksgiving fare for only $75 (regular price $100+)!
Curious about each one of the wines being featured and wondering why we picked them? Read on for more detailed information:
Zonin (Prosecco) – Sparkling Italian Wine
Suggestions: use as an aperitif, for welcoming friends/family into your home, light appetizers, while cooking, as a palate cleanser throughout the meal
Food: finger foods, creamy/nutty cheese and cheese plates, Maple Nut Crusted Goat Cheese Log (from our Cafe!)
The creamy bubbles and soft fruity flavor makes Prosecco an ideal aperitif to stimulate your appetite for the Thanksgiving feast ahead! Sparkling wines can also be consumed throughout the entirety of the meal as a refreshing palate cleanser in between bites.
Pine Ridge (Chenin Blanc/Viognier) – Light White (90 points Robert Parker!)
Food: Herb Crusted Goat Cheese Log (from our Cafe!), Crunchy Cucumber-Cilantro Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
This dry white offers a stunning aromatic display of honeydew melons, spring flowers, pears and cantaloupe. It is a wine with crisp, zesty acids, medium body and abundant purity as well as freshness; a delightful complement to the holiday meal that has been geared towards lighter fare!
Foxglove (Unoaked Chardonnay) – Medium White (91 points Robert Parker!)
Food: Creamed Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash (from our Cafe!), Fruit Aspic
Oak can sometimes be a barrier when trying to enjoy wine with a wide range of flavors. This Chardonnay has been aged in stainless steel, allowing its crisp, tropical fruits to create an elegant medium-bodied personality that can stand up to the likes of holiday potatoes and other denser fair.
Angeline California (Pinot Noir) – Light Red
Food: Traditional Stuffing, Turkey Breast, Butternut Squash Puree (from our Cafe!), Sweet Potato Biscuits, Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Creamed Corn Cornbread
Bright fruit aromas, ripe berry flavors and velvety textures make this great value Pinot Noir a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving spread. It’s complex enough in flavor to not be overwhelmed by the food, but subdued enough to let your culinary creations shine through!
Shebang (Zinfandel Blend) – Medium Red (90 points Robert Parker!)
Food: Cranberry Sauce/Relish, Roasted Acorn Squash, Roasted Yams, Bacon Wrapped Dates
An innovative, old vine cuvee Zinfandel blend that will satisfy even the most demanding wine enthusiast! Spicy and full bodied, this versatile wine will drink well with both earthy and fruity fare! Think: turkey, butternut squash, sweet potato, cranberry sauce….yum!
Meiomi (Pinot Noir) – Medium/Bold Red
Food: Savory Sausage Stuffing, Traditional Turkey and Gravy, Grilled Vegetables, Wild Mushroom Rice Pilaf, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Gratin
This Pinot Noir is an instant crowd pleaser for those that insist on a bigger wine with their holiday meals! Intensely aromatic and packed with earthy-fruit and a long, pleasant finish, Meiomi is bold enough to stand up to the perhaps less traditional Thanksgiving fare that have more pronounced flavors.
Though we do recommend enjoying these wines in the order suggested above, you can open each one throughout the meal as you desire. These 6 wines will fit the needs of 10-12 moderate drinkers with a few glasses of wine each. With so many selections and variety in one bag, you’re also guaranteed to please everyone at the table! Looking for the perfect hostess gift to bring with you? Our Thanksgiving Wine Totes make the perfect hostess gift for the holidays!
As always, we are available in store to answer any additional wine and food pairing questions that you might have. Stop by Divine Wines and make your holiday feast a little easier this year with our hand-selected Thanksgiving-Wine Tote! And remember: we’ll be closed Thanksgiving Day along with Healthy Living, so be sure to pick yours up before closing time Wednesday November 27th!
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