Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by | Posted in Terroirist | Posted on 11-28-2013

Brown_TurkeyTurkey 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. This year, I’ll be sharing five wines from across America with my family:

From Long Island, a 2009 Lieb Cellars Blanc de Blancs
From Virginia, a 2011 Linden Vineyards Avenius Chardonnay
From California, a 2012 Matthiasson Rosé
From Oregon, a 2011 Brick House Vineyards Gamay Noir
From Maryland, a 2010 Black Ankle Vineyards Leaf-Stone Syrah

You’ll notice they’re all domestic — and from five different states. While I typically avoid jingoism, purchasing a foreign wine on Thanksgiving just doesn’t seem right.

What will you be having? Let us know in the comments!


Comments (1)

  1. I’m a red wine type of gal, so I’m bringing a lovely 2011 Manos Negras Pinot Noir from Argentina to our Thanksgiving Dinner. This is a wine I purchased a few weeks ago at a tasting with the winemaker. It’s very balanced, and will pair nicely with some of the carb-loaded dishes. 🙂