This past week I ran a column in the Nashua Telegraph (Thanksgiving recommendations from the experts) that paired terrific Thanksgiving inspired recipes with their perfect wine pairings. The contributions came from a panel of truly creative and talented chefs, restaurant owners, a sommelier and even a trailblazing winemaker.
- 2007 Chateau Pesquie Terrasses, Rhone Blend, Cotes du Ventoux, France - $10.99 (reg. $12.99)
- 2008 Chalone, Pinot Noir, Monterey, California - $12.99 (reg. $15.99)
- 2005 Castano Solanera, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon, Yecla, Spain - $13.99
- 2004 Antinori Villa Toscana, Cabernet Blend, Tuscany, Italy - $21.99
- 2008 Seghesio, Zinfandel, Sonoma, California - $22.99**
- 2007 Benton Lane, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon - $25.99
- 2007 Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon - $43.99**I know that it is cliche to say "life is too short to drink bad wine", but it is true. There are a tremendous amount of wines out there that are crafted by winemakers whose sole intention is to share their artistry with you. The wines above are a good introduction to food-friendly wines that are crafted with love. This Thanksgiving I ask you to invite them into your homes to help enhance your memorable Thanksgiving dinners!
** indicates my top 2 picks per category