Champagne Thierry Triolet, Brut NV
Côtes de Sezanne
65% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir
Refreshing to enjoy on its own, but well suited for the type of antipasti that often set the stage for the main event. Crack this textured, elegant Champagne while you begin preparations in the morning and enjoy it throughout the day. You won't be disappointed.
Hermann Wiemer, Dry Riesling, 2011
Finger Lakes, New York
Refreshing acidity and crisp minerality help balance hints of citrus and a touch of spice in this prized American riesling. It's a perfect complement to the warm spice notes that fill the kitchen this time of year.
Viette, Dolcetto d'Alba, "Tre Vigne"
100% Dolcetto d'Alba
What makes this wine work well with the Turkey Day Feast is it's freshness. Because it sees no oak the fruit is expressed without distraction, making it work sublimely with delicate nature of turkey. Likewise, the herbal notes often associated with this fall tradition (rosemary, thyme, oregano) are highlighted with the dark aromas, herbal undertones, and soft earth notes found in this wine and Alba's terrior.
Dom. Paul Garaudet, Monthelie
Cote d'Or, Burgundy
100% Pinot Noir
This burgundy is from the heart of Monthelie in Cote de Beaune. It's a classic with notes of limestone and ash and driven with energy. The light body and engaging acidity make it a must-have at the table and keep the palate fresh and ready for the next (and next, and next) bite.