19 Thanksgiving Wine Recs for 2018 + Tasting 3 of Them

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing 19 different sparkling, white, rosé, and red wine recommendations for your Thanksgiving feast, while tasting 3 of those recommendations with you. The prices range from $10-$100+, so there should be something for everyone to love. Have a wonderful holiday…cheers!

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Wines mentioned in the video:

🍷2017 El Terrano Verdejo from Whole Foods — $12
🍷2017 Casillero Del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc — $10
🍷2014 Clarksburg Wine Company Chenin Blanc — $18
🍷2017 Matua Pinot Noir Rosé — $13
🍷2015 Vasco Urbano Norm Grenache — $42
🍷Penner Ash Wine Cellars Pinot Noir — $50-$75
🍷Sokol Blosser — $40-$70
🍷Beaujolais Nouveau — $10-15 (my video reviewing 3 different 2018 bottles can be found here)
🍷Domaine des Terres Dorées “L’Ancien” Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais — $18
🍷2017 Meomi Pinot Noir — $20
🍷Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel
🍷Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel 
🍷Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel — $38
🍷Cameron Hughes Lot 636 Lodi Zinfandel — $13
🍷Cameron Hughes Lot 630 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel — $15
🍷Kunde Family Winery Zinfandel — $22
🍷Segura Viudas Cava —$9
🍷Gruet Blanc de Noirs — $17
🍷Albinea Canali Lambrusco “FB” Metodo Ancestrale 

Questions of the Day:

  1.  What did you end up drinking for Thanksgiving (since it’s likely that you won’t have a chance to comment until after the holiday)?
  2. Do you have other suggestions that I may have missed?

Italian Wine Sunday

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

alentine Blossom cookie instagramSunday, February 10th capped off a busy weekend.  After celebrating Hubby’s 35th birthday on Thursday, going for dinner at Michel Richard’s Central and the theatre on Friday, and running errands and 13 miles on Saturday, I spent Sunday baking Chocolate Valentine Kiss cookies for my coworkers, gossiping with my knitting group while finishing a pair of socks I was working on, editing pictures from Italy, and watching Sunday night TV with Hubby.  The pictures inspired me to open a bottle of Italian red wine, and it was the perfect wine for a Sunday evening.

2010 Bolla Creso Rosso

2010 Bolla Creso Rosso

The 2010 Bolla Creso Rosso (winery, snooth) is a red wine from Valpolicella, Italy and is made with 65% Corvina and 35% Cabernet grapes.  The wine is deep ruby with flecks of purple.  On the nose, there are cherries, plums, smoke, and allspice.  In the mouth, there are sour cherries, plums, cocoa, and hints of smoke and cedar.  The wine was full-bodied, had medium-to-high acidity, and big, velvety tannins.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine/beer in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At an SRP of $19, this wine was everything I loved about the wines I drank while Hubby and I were in Italy—bold, flavorful, and something to savor over an evening together.  The Bolla Creso paired well with the meatloaf and roasted potatoes that Hubby made for dinner, and it continued to drink well on its own, long after we finished eating.  Before I knew it, the bottle was almost empty…a clear sign that I enjoyed it.

Question of the Day: Do you like Italian Red wines?  What is your favorite?

Suggested Retail Price: $19
Received as a sample.
Overall: 4 Corks