Thanksgiving Open Thread

Posted by | Posted in Terroirist | Posted on 11-22-2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Day is notoriously confusing for the at-home sommelier. Every wine critic has a few recommendations. (Including me!)

Perhaps the only common ground? That you should have a lot of wine on hand.

So what will you be having? Oregon Pinot? Central Coast Syrah? Champagne? Manischewitz? Let us know in the comments!

Comments (5)

  1. We’ll be drinking the 2011 Arbe Garbe white for appetizers and pre-meal and then I’m excited to open the 2010 Terres Doree Jean-Paul Brun Morgon for the feast itself, along with several others of course.

  2. First up was a N.V. Champagne Lallier Grand Reserve Grand Cru which was, sadly, almost dead upon opening. Drank like a still wine about 5 minutes after opening. A 2008 Rivers Marie Napa cab took about 8 hours to fully open up but when it did it was stunning. Can’t wait to try another in 3-4 years, but this has all the makings of a wonderful wine. If ever there’s a QPR winner at the $50 price point this is it.

  3. My family is a little better at scotch on the rocks than wine, but after cocktails we enjoyed a bottle of 2008 Holloran Pinot Noir from Willamite Oregon. After dinner, I helped my grandparents clean out their liquor cabinet. Found some gems in there including a half-full bottle of creme de menthe, brown Campari, brown blueberry wine from Maine, blackberry wine from the Ohio Amish country…the list goes on. The coolest thing we found was a 1983 Bulls Blood from Eger Hungary. It had a high fill and the cork actually came out in one piece. But my hopes were dashed when a thick amber liquid came pouring out. Oh well.

    Gobble gobble everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I brought three magnums to Thanksgiving this year, because I’m tired of there never being enough wine to have more than a glass: a Cru Beaujolais (10 Diochon Moulin-A-Vent), a dry Riesling (10 Karthausershof Spatlese Trocken), and a Champagne, of course (NV Moutard Rose)!

  5. We had all American wines this year…Mauritson 2009 Rockpile Syrah (I’m a fan of this winery); Cinnabar Albarino; and a few crowd-pleasing Truett Hurst 2010 White Sheep Pinot Noirs (easy drinking!). Happy holidays!