Our Thanksgiving dinner wines

Scarpetta Timido

Scarpetta Timido Rosé Vino Spumante Brut ($14.99) is a crisp, dry, pale-pink sparkling wine from Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northeastern Italy. Its dry, crisp flavor with subtle notes of berries made a great accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner, and it would be a fine partner with latkes, too.

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Vereinigte Hospitien 2015 “Schloss Saarfels” Mosel Riesling shows a clear and very pale gold color. Its typical older Riesling aroma blends “petrol” and ripe apples. Dry and tart and medium-bodied on the palate, it wakes up the taste buds with bright acidity. White fruit, spice. and stony mineral notes last in a very long finish. Gains remarkable complexity as it warms in our glass. Don’t serve it too cold!

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Sadly, Vereinigte Hospitien 2015 “Schloss Saarfels” is no longer available in the U.S. It was a selection from The California Wine Club’s International Series in 2017. Check in with The International Series for other finds from small, artisanal wineries around the world. Read article.

Hemingway’s Friendly Valpolicella

Allegrini's Valpoliccella vineyards

“Taking a glass of Valpolicella, the Colonel … drank a little of the light, dry, red wine which was as friendly as the house of your brother, if you and your brother are good friends.”
That is the voice of Ernest Hemingway, speaking fondly of this tart, fresh Italian red wine.
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Allegrini Valpolicella

Allegrini Valpolicella

Allegrini Valpolicella offers an excellent representation of the region’s red wines. It’s a clear, attractive garnet color, not too dark, and lifts up appealing floral scents of wild roses and the violets. The initial floral impression gives way to red-berry and dried-fruit aromas, leading into a fresh, bright mixed-berry flavor shaped by sharp, food-friendly acidity with a lightly velvety mouthfeel.

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Chateau Tour de Tourteau Côtes de Bourg

Côtes du Bourg

Chateau Tour de Tourteau C&irc;tes de Bourg is a typical Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. Its aromas speak of intense currants and cranberries, with back notes of dried cherries and a hint of licorice. Red-fruit flavors carry over on the palate, firmly shaped by a sturdy mix of mouth-watering acidity and drying tannins.

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Other than a few bottles of a limited and pricey 2000 vintage, Wine-searcher.com lists few sources for Chateau Tour de Tourteau Côtes de Bourg. However, you can follow this Wine-Searcher link to browse vendors and prices for dozens of other Côtes de Bourg wines. Read article.

Perrin “Nature”

Perrin "Nature"

Perrin “Nature” Côtes du Rhône is made with certified organic grapes, as the name “Nature” implies. It’s a field blend of Grenache and Syrah in undisclosed proportions. It’s very dark reddish-purple with a garnet edge. Grenache shows itself in a delicious raspberry aroma with subtle black and white pepper shyly hiding in the background. Juicy and ripe on the palate, its flavor blends red berries and dark cherries in a good but not overbearing acidic structure.

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