Wine of the Month & Thanksgiving 2016

posted Nov 21, 2016, 8:20 AM by Heritage Liquor   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 9:05 AM by Heritage Liquor ]

In case you missed the Wine of the Month, Alma Mora Winery out of Argentina is making wonderful wines that would pair great with Thanksgiving fare, without overpowering the food or the other wines. The Malbec is bold and friendly with aromas of dark fruit and spice, the red blend is a well rounded dinner wine with an earthiness and ripe fruit character, and their Sauvignon Blanc is bright and crisp making all three of these great wines to offer at your Thanksgiving meal.

Not many people think to bring a Pinot Grigio to dinner because typically that style has a very neutral flavor, but Toschi has gone able that and made a Pinot Grigio packed with as much flavor as they could give it. Boasting flavors of citrus and apple, this wine would pair fantastically well with turkey and hollandaise sauce with a side of buttered green beans

Not all Thanksgiving dinners are created equally, and neither is Bogle Essential Red. This red is an all around crowd pleaser boasting flavors of dark fruits and dried herbs with aromas of cedar and pipe tobacco making a great wine to have if you are going the route of Steak or Tacos this Thanksgiving.

Being a host on Thanksgiving is a big deal, that is why, as host, you should take care of yourself the day of with a Mimosa breakfast before the hectic day of cooking begins. Fantinel Prosecco is a perfect option for that, a Semi-Dry Prosecco lightly floral and not over poweringly fruity this wine will pair great with orange juice, but would also be great to pair with the spices in Mincemeat & pumpkin pie or even with the more light fare of appetizers before dinner.

After dinner is over and family is just relaxing with their games or football there is always second dinner where all the leftovers come back out for open faced turkey sandwiches with all the fixings and a glass of Wente Riverbank Riesling to pair with it. A semi-sweet Riesling, this wine has notes of honeysuckle, lychee and a finishing touch of nutmeg to round it all out and make second dinner all that much better.

Toschi Pinot Noir is the light bodied wine you are looking for this Thanksgiving. Boasting flavors of cherries and caramelized oak, this wine not only pairs perfectly with a honey ham and cranberries, but it is so easy drinking it might not make it to the dinner table once your guest start arriving.