We are big wine drinkers in this house. We even got married on a vineyard. (See above pictures.)
To me, there's nothing better then a nice glass of Pinot Grigio on a deck somewhere in the summer, and a nice glass of a Merlot by a warm fireplace in the winter.
But I have to be honest, I couldn't tell the difference between a $10.00 bottle and a $100.00 bottle. I just go with what I think tastes good.
So rather then suggesting my usual go-to's (Cupcake wine anyone?), I've enlisted my "wine guy" to suggest a few favorites for your turkey day.
Oh ya, and they are all under under $20.00.
Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris
"Hints of pear and apple work in harmony. Good grip and acidity."
Solms Astor Sparkling Shiraz
"Perfect with fried turkey, or great as a party starter."
Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec
"Fresh, youthful Grenache/Syrah blend from a Central Coast."
Foris Pinot Blanc
"As good as any top tier Alsatian Pinot Blanc and half the price."
Renwood Sierra Zinfandel
"Lush, complex and layered."
Lucky Star Pinot Noir
"A nice California Pinot Noir for under ten bucks."
Dom. de Brunet Rose
"Bouquet of black currant but on the palate it reminds me of tart cranberries."
Boschetto Pinot Bianco
"Lighter honey tones with a hint of citrus... easy to like."
Vinanza Tinto Joven
"A fresh and fruity Tempranillo."
If all that wine talk has got your head spinning, just make friends with the store owner. And if all else fails, there's always pumpkin beer.