We’re looking to reduce your holiday stress this Wine Wednesday. No, we’re not recommending you chug wine, although that might initially make you feel more relaxed. We’re talking more specifically about taking the guessing out of what wine to serve on Thanksgiving.
What type of wine goes with turkey anyway?
The great people over at Post Road Liquors raised their hands when we asked if anyone wanted to help answer this question and put together an easy peasy turkey day wine list. The kind and knowledgeable Nick at Post Road gave us three reds and three whites that will razzle dazzle your guests (or hosts). The best part is if you head into any of their four wine and liquor stores you will receive 20% off the weekly wine picks!
1. Eden Rift Pinot Noir
Eden Rift Pinot Noir $52.99
This is an ultra small production of Pinot Noir. What does Eden Rift say about this artistic Pinot Noir? Well, it’s a balancing act between red-tone and dark fruits, the bouquet features notes of strawberry tops, pomegranate, black cherry, baking spices, and minerals. Found in the recesses, aromas of cherry pit, vanilla-cream, rose hips and black teas. Consider this a medium weight wine.
2. Frank Family Zinfandel
Frank Family Zinfandel $39.99
Looking for a bigger wine? This Frank Family Vineyards Zinfandel is a juicier larger wine to go with your turkey. Enough said!
3. Guyon Burgandy
This is an entry-level Burdandy for those of you craving that classic Burgandy/turkey pairing, but who don’t want to spend a bundle. Half is aged in oak barrels and the other half in oak turns. This lovely French wine is bottled after 12 months. The winemaker describes this Burgandy as a beautiful dark ruby color with berry aromas. Very elegant and good persistence in the mouth. Rich, well balanced with a lot of finesse.
1. Jean-Marc Pillot Montagay
Jean-Marc Pillot Montagny $34.99
Excellent wine producer, well-known White Burgandy at a great price point. Sounds good to us!
2. Guy Larmandier Grand Cru Cramant
First of all, champagne pretty much goes with anything. Make that a quality champagne and you have a guaranteed hit. This 100% Chardonnay Grand Cru is so special because all of those pretty little Chardonnay grapes are sourced from the same vineyard. This means quality control folks. What you might not know is that many of the high-end champagnes have the ability to source from numerous vineyards when demand is high. This means that the importance isn’t necessarily on quality but more on quantity. As we know, that is rarely a great strategy. Try this champagne for a bubbly good time on Thanksgiving!
3. Sinskey Abraxas
Sinskey Abraxas $44.99
This Californian wine is a rare white blend of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Gewurztraminer. This is perfect for those palettes that want something a little sweet, but not too much; just the perfect amount to complement that big old bird.
MENTION THE HAUTE LIFE AT ANY ONE OF THE FOUR STORES AND RECEIVE 20% OFF ANY OF THE WEEKLY WINE PICKS!!!!
Thank you to Post Road Liquors, 44 Boston Post Road Wayland, MA, for making our Thanksgiving Day planning a little easier, as well as for their expertise!
Stop in to experience the first class service and selection. You can also find the same excellent services at their other locations, as follows:
Upper Falls Liquors
150 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02462
Needham Wine & Spirits
1257 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Auburndale Wine & Spirit
2102 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Don’t take yourself too seriously. 😉