A Wine for Every Holiday Table
Whether you’re a traditionalist, looking for a Pinot Noir from Burgundy to drink with a big turkey dinner, or you’re headed to a Friendsgiving and want something unique to intrigue the crowd on a budget, or you’re looking for another flexible option you can add to your dinner rotation that works with a variety of foods and palates—read on. We’re here every day to help you plan for the holiday season ahead. If you want to buy a case (can be mixed!) so you can quickly pull a bottle for whatever your wine needs are during this busy season, remember it’ll be 10% off. Give us a call at 207-443-1402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2020 (Finger Lakes, New York) | $18.99
A Georgian grape that goes waaaayy back (like 3,000 B.C. back) and is the oldest known grape variety in the world. If you have Sauvignon Blanc drinkers over this is a good option for them to try. Its acid will cut through the fattiness of a Thanksgiving meal, but it’s light enough to have with the cheese plate.
Montinore Estate Pinot Gris 2019 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) | $13.99
An obsessively organic and biodynamic wine producer from the Willamette Valley, this is a vibrant and refreshing Pinot Gris with great acid to please a wide variety of dinner guests. Recently given an approving nod by the wine editors for the New York Times Thanksgiving wine pairing list.
Crossbarn Pinot Noir 2018 (Sonoma Coast, California) | $33.99
Many fans of California wine will be familiar with the name Paul Hobbs, but they might not be aware of his second label, Crossbarn, which is an ode to his family’s farming history and his commitment to sustainable farming and minimalist intervention. This is a very dark fruit-forward wine, but it’s incredibly balanced with a tart cranberry that makes it perfect for serving with a big holiday meal. One of our favorite fall wines.
François Gay et Fils Chorey-les-Beaune 2018 (Burgundy, France) | $47.99
When nothing but French Burgundy will do for your table and you don’t want to spend the most premium of Burgundy wine prices. Enter this Pinot Noir by François Gay from the Côte de Beaune. There’s smooth dark cherry fruit but also an earthiness and fine but firm tannins to give it some grip and depth. It is a young Burgundy, so we would recommend decanting for at least an hour before drinking.
Villa Oeiras Carcavelos 15-Year (Lisbon, Portugal) | $29.99
To ward off the food coma try this Carcavelos Villa Oeiras Superior as a digestive. Once very popular in the 18th century, the wine nearly disappeared after development on the coast of Lisbon. It’s now only grown on 25 hectares and made by just two producers. Villa Oeiras is working hard to revive this fortified wine and we’re lucky to have just tried this 15-year bottle and we can’t wait for you to be as wowed by it as we were! It’s a beautiful amber color, with a nutty spice and long finish that is delicious with or without pumpkin pie.