“What wine goes with Turkey?” This is the most common question I hear at this time of year. The truth is, good ol’ Tom is not the best partner for wine, so save those extra special bottles for another time and jump on these great values.
The Pinot Project Pinot Noir, California, USA 2010, $14.95
Pinot Noir has become so popular that it’s hard to find a good one that won’t break the bank. But the juicy cherry fruit and velvety texture of this bottle will make your friends think you’ve gone all out. This is one of the favorite reds we pour by the glass at the Morrell Wine Bar in Rockefeller Center.
Chateau Trimoulet St Emilion Cuvee Emelius Grand Cru $29.95
I am always astounded by how many people are impressed when you bring them a French wine and there is no more prestigious region in France than Bordeaux. This charmer is as easy on the wallet as it is on the palate.
Burgans Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2010, $14.95
The national tapas bar craze has fueled a strong interest in Spanish wines, and this bright, zesty white is one of the reasons why. This is a fabulous choice with your pre-turkey nibbles; it appeals to a broad range of tastes, is flattering to most finger food and is also great to drink on its own.