The first Thanksgiving was a celebration of cultures, of travelers and of friends and neighbors. The Pilgrims had sailed across the sea to their new home in the new world. They discovered new bounty and cultures in the new world as all came together for that meal. Today you and your family can also share your bountiful meal with friends as you all enjoy delicious wines from around the world.
Greet your guests with a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut as they prepare for the feast. This vibrant and generous Champagne from France makes every holiday a celebration. Enjoy the fine bubbles and the vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus along with the mineral and white flower notes. The price is only $49.
As family and friends gather around the table, open a bottle of Newton Unfiltered 2013 Chardonnay to pair with cheeses and grilled vegetables, or try it with those candied yams and everyone’s favorite, the stuffing. This is a powerful wine and a great way to start the meal with its natural fruit aromas and flavors opening with fresh melon and grapefruit and lovely notes of honey, vanilla, apricot and spice. The creamy oak and nutty savory flavors sharpen with the pairing of vegetables and cheese. The price is $60.
But Thanksgiving is a plethora of flavors. How about a nice New Zealand Pinot Noir to pair with the mushrooms and stuffing. The Cloudy Bay 2012 Pinot Noir is ripe with plum, spice and floral aromas. The complexity of this wine brings in multiple flavors of dark fruit, spice, chocolate and leather. Not having turkey for Thanksgiving? This Pinot Noir goes will with other meat dishes including pork ribs and duck. The price for this wine is $39.
Now what do you pair with the main course, turkey. Off to South America where you can find some wonderful Malbecs. Or, better yet, to you nearby wine shop to get the Terrazas de los Andes 2013 Reserva Malbec. This wine is loaded with aromas and flavors of red fruit, raspberry and cherry. The myriad of flavors include roasted coffee, chocolate and plenty of spice. As you enjoy your cranberry, turkey, potatoes and other root vegetables, this wine will add to your enjoyment. The price is only $19.99.
There is always room for desert. Well back to New Zealand you will find the Cloudy Bay 2008 Late Harvest Riesling. This tasty wine has luscious sweet aromas of apricot jam, spice and marmalade. On the palate the bright natural acid balances with its flavor for a long finish. Enjoy this wine with your light and buttery pastries, creamed based dessert or apple tarts and pies. The price is $24.99.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving traditions with these great wines from Moet Hennessy.
For more information:
- Moet & Chandon
- Newton Vineyard
- Cloudy Bay Wines
- Terrazas de los Andes