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Top 9 Thanksgiving Wines!

What wines pair best with a Thanksgiving Feast?

The simple answer is that the very best pairings are the wines that you like best. A typical Thanksgiving Dinner has so many different flavors on the table that it is nearly impossible to pick just one go-to wine that will pair with absolutely everything.  We recommend choosing 3 or 4 of your favorites, open them all at once and let your guests choose the wine they want to drink.   

If that isn’t enough of an answer for you, then ask us your specific food pairing questions — it’s our passion! And we love to share our passion and knowledge with anyone who will listen – both experts and novices alike.

All of us at Bottles have been thinking about Thanksgiving all year, and can give you an emphatic guarantee that all nine wines on this list will be the perfect complement to your dinner.  So relax, with so much to worry and think about, at least you know that the wine will be perfect!


Top 9 Wines

Listed in order of lightest to heaviest:

Sutto Prosecco – Holy Wow! Very fresh, vibrant and dry Prosecco makes for a perfect treat before, during, or after dinner.   


Secateurs Chenin Blanc – An expressive and aromatic white from South Africa, this Chenin Blanc is turkey’s best friend. Bright and engaging with lots of white peach and tart apple flavors with a rich and silky mouthfeel.


Château du Rouet Provence Rosé – Rose is our go to no-brainer pairing with all things Thanksgiving.  Not only can it pair perfectly with almost all things on the dinner table, it’s great to sip pre-dinner while cooking or relaxing with your friends and family.


Aviary Chardonnay – Our favorite California Chardonnay of the moment.  Everything you want and nothing you don’t:  rich and creamy but without being oaky or buttery.  Elegant and restrained and an excellent pairing to all things Thanksgiving.  


Grisy Bourgogne Rouge – Beautiful Pinot Noir with loads of character and a sure fire winner at dinner.  Soft and silky texture with bright tart fruit like cranberry and raspberry with a hint of savory earthiness that makes it all appealing and interesting.


Adelsheim Pinot Noir – From one of the founding wineries from Oregon, established in the early 1970’s.  American elegance at its best and a honest expression of the brilliance of Oregon.  Supple and elegant with cola and black cherry flavors with hints of fine leather and earth.


Dupeuble Beaujolais – Classic Thanksgiving pairing! A richer, more concentrated Beaujolais with blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors with hints of cinnamon and violets.


Gran Passione Rosso Veneto – Rich and smooth wine from the Veneto region.  Stacked with rich, opulent dried fruit flavors of plums and blackberries with generous hints of mocha and toffee.


La Posta PIzzella Vineyard Malbec – For those who like a big, heavy, rich and delicious wine, this is for you.  Dark and ripe flavors with cherry and creamy blueberries with hints of spice and mineral. 


Enjoy your day of thanks, and thank the wine for helping you get through it!


The Bottles Team


Top 9 Fall Wines!

We love fall at Bottles! It marks the beginning of our ‘busy season’ and we get to really dig in to the richer, heavier white and red wines to pair with the richer, heavier foods from the autumn harvest. As you know, we taste every wine that comes into our store, and as we taste, one of the many things that we think about is “what kind of food would this wine pair with?” To take some of the guess work out of what wines you should pair with your favorite fall dinner, we have chosen our favorite Malbecs, Chardonnays and Italian Reds that are sure-fired, bonafied, slam-dunk winners.

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Santa Julia Malbec
Organic and a great value! Look for complex aromas and flavors like cherries, plums, vanilla and sweet pipe tobacco. Way more full bodied, complex and delicious than its price would suggest – a must try!

TintoNegro Malbec
A beautiful, full-bodied, seriously endowed Malbec. Possesses a dense purple color and a sweet bouquet of blueberry and black raspberries with hints of mint, anise and spring flowers. Try it with any roast meat dish.

Luca Malbec
A worthy splurge! Dark, inky saturated color with very concentrated, very bold flavors of dark berries, black cherry cola and cocoa. It is very difficult to find a wine that has the depth of flavor, structure and balance at this price! Share a bottle with friends and family with your favorite roast beef dish.

Domanie Bernier Chardonnay
From France’s Loire Valley, you may have a very difficult time finding a better value than this stunning wine. Light and crisp with flavors of ripe apple and pear makes this a great pairing with lighter chicken dishes, soft cheeses and baked apples.

Bread and Butter Chardonnay
A beautiful, well made California Chardonnay! Rich and creamy with big soft flavors of caramel, butterscotch, apples and tropical fruits. Great by itself or with roasted chicken or white fish dishes.

Domaine Cordier Pere et Fils St Veran Chardonnay
From the very southern region of Burgundy, this is a special treat for those who like rich smooth Chardonnays without the oak and butter. Powerful, elegant and complex, expect flavors and aromas of ripe orchard fruits with savory/mineral overtones.

Fantini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Both immediately appealing and versatile, this ‘Monte’ is packed with beautiful red fruit flavors like cherries and plums spiked with a little leather and smoke. Pair with your favorite hearty pasta dish like meaty lasagna.

Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano 
From southern Tuscany, this wine is highly prized for being so polished and nuanced. Big flavors of plums, cherries and dark berries with a noticeable depth of flavor and a smooth texture. Pairing with a decadent lamb roast would bring you and your guests lots of pleasure.

Tascante Ghiaia Nera
Looking for something different? Try this! The grape, Nerello Mascalese, is grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the isle of Sicily. This wine is packed with bright red cherry, mineral, dark spice and dried herb flavors. A very cool wine that would love to be paired with lamb, game or eggplant parm.

So enjoy the nearing cool weather, and this excuse to drink 9 bottles of wine! Cheers! The Bottles Team