Tasting 6 Different Ciders…Are Any Good Thanksgiving or Christmas Options?

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday. Today, I’m tasting 6 different Eden Specialty Ciders, all of which I received as a sample and will hopefully be interesting options if you don’t want to serve wine or beer. While I talk a bit about Thanksgiving pairings, these Eden Heritage Ciders would be really nice with a holiday dinner, a football game, or sitting in front of the fire with friends. Cheers!

Cider mentioned in the video:
?2016 Cinderella’s Slipper Dry Still Cider (only available to club members, price unknown)
?Eden Dry Heritage Cider Brut Nature — $15
?Eden Dry Heritage Cider Extra Sec — $15
?Eden Heritage Cider in a Can
?Eden Imperial 11º Rosé — $15 
?Eden Vermont Ice Cider Cider Heirloom Blend — $25

Question of the Day: Are you a cider drinker or do you tend to gravitate towards other types of drinks? And, if you’re a cider drinker, do you have a favorite?

Wine in a Can For Football Tailgaiting?

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

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting four canned wines from Right Now—The Alpine Steam White, the Dry Rosé, the Red Blend Number 8, and the Shimmer Slightly Sweet Rosé Bubbly. You can watch to find out all the details, but here is a hint…I was surprised by the quality of all 4, loved the rosé, thought the bubbly tasted like soda, and would bring all 4 to a tailgate!

Questions of the Day:

  1. Have you had any new canned wines that you’ve enjoyed? Do you drink them?
  2. Are you a football fan? Do you drink wine when you’re watching or do you go for beer or something else?
  3. Are there wine gadgets that you’re interested in or that you recommend that you think I should take a look at?

Received as a sample.

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!

Websites & other videos mention mentioned in video:

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?

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018!

Hi everyone…and Happy #BeaujolaisNouveau Day! Today, I’m 3 different Beaujolais Nouveau—2018 Château Gaillard Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, and 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau. All three wines are $15 or less and will make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving feast. Cheers!

Question of the Day:  Did you participate in Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018?  What did you open?

A Thanksgiving Rosé: Mark Ryan Winery’s BTR “The Vincent”

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday.  Tonight, I’m sharing one of my favorite rosés, the Mark Ryan Winery’s 2017 Board Track Racer “The Vincent” Rosé.  It’s a $15 wine that is worth every penny, it’s just really hard to find.  So, if you’re interested in it, I suggest buying directly from the website early in the year because they sell out fast. Cheers!

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite rosé?