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A Friendsgiving Thanksgiving

November 2016

It's Thanksgiving time for sure. But have you heard of Friendsgiving? A time when friends come together to celebrate the holiday and their friendship. The four wines we are featuring this month fit the bill of friends coming together to celebrate wine and friendship. Read these stories and be reminded of the good friends in your own life.

Thanksgiving is tough - from the rich, savory flavors of turkey and gravy to the acid and sweetness of cranberry and sweet potatoes. You want to drink some great wine, but stuff too far off the beaten path may not work for everyone.

So, there's lots of advice out there on the perfect Thanksgiving wine - and here's my take: I prefer lighter, livelier wines that open up the palate rather than overwhelm it. The wines need to be versatile, able to work with all those Thanksgiving flavors.

So this month, we're featuring some wines that you might expect and some you might not. You've probably heard that Pinot Noir is perfect with turkey, and we've got a stunner for you from Crowley Wines. But we also have an amazing Gamay Noir which is a little fruitier and was put together by three different urban winemakers from the Tripod Project. And we're featuring a complex Dry Riesling from Jasper Cisco Wines and a light, lovely Pinot Gris from Aubichon Cellars. Perfect choices for folks who may not like red wine.

So many wines to choose from, but we think these four are pretty spectacular and hope that you'll enjoy them with your family and friends this holiday!