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Thanksgiving Day Wine

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here?  Once Thanksgiving is here more holidays flow quickly behind and the next thing you know, it is New Years Eve.  All of these upcoming holidays are a time for celebration, family, friends, and wine.  I have started to think about our Thanksgiving Day menu and what food as well as the wine I want to serve.  I will most certainly serve some chilled wines in the white and Rose family.  I have a few bottles of Raymond Burr Chardonnay set aside for the occasion as Chardonnay is always a safe bet and a favorite of some of our guests.  I am also trying to decide if I want to select a Rose in addition to a Sauvignon Blanc, which is a must on the menu.  A nice Sauvignon Blanc that is crisp, clean and refreshing is a nice offset to the dry turkey flavors of Thanksgiving.  Don’t get me wrong, I love turkey, but between the turkey, stuffing, potatoes and rolls, a nice refreshing cold wine is just the thing to break up the flavors.  I am a red wine fan, but when you have a red with a lot of tannins that remind you of cotton balls, you do not want additional dry foods along with it, therefore I prefer a white with dinner.   A favorite Sauvignon Blanc of mine is Hanna, but there are so many out there. I also have some St Clement Sauvignon Blanc and some Venge Vineyards Champ des Fleurs Proprietary White from our California trip last year.  Actually, now that I think about it, I have a lot of favorites!  Decisions, decisions, a word of advice, start deciding what you want to serve now…there are still a few weeks to make up your mind!

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