Friday, November 23, 2007

CellarTracker Tracks Thanksgiving 2007 Wine Patterns

What wine did you have with Thanksgiving dinner?

CellarTracker started tracking what people were popping open with friends and family on Wednesday, and will continue tracking the stats throughout today. These numbers provide a fascinating window into what varietals and producers were popular among one cross-section of wine-crazed consumers. So far more than 6500 bottles of wine have been consumed and the data entered into the program. (image from Daedalus Howell)

The varietal winner so far? Pinot Noir, followed by Cabernet, Chardonnay, Red Bordeaux Blends, and Zinfandel. We drank an excellent white Rhone blend from Tablas Creek, but white wines were the minority in the top ten, which went on to include Syrah, Red Rhone Blends, Riesling, Riesling, Shiraz, and Sauvignon Blanc.

The leading producer so far? Kistler (chardonnay and pinot), followed by Turley, Ridge, E. Guigal, and Chateau Ste. Michelle. Kosta Brown, William Selyem, Peter Michael, Beringer, and Carlisle rounded out the top ten.

Keep in mind that the numbers reflect that some people were having BIG parties and were lucky enough to have multiple bottles of the same wine to open. They are also incomplete since folks are probably just beginning to count the empties and enter their notes from last night. But it's a fun feature to check out today if you are bored with shopping or finished your turkey sandwich. You can sort the list every which way--by producer, vintage, varietal. Have fun and see where your wine came out in the rankings!


Anonymous said...

For Thanksgiving we had a bottle of Tablas Creek Viognier - very nice.

Dr. Debs said...

Anonymous, I just love Tablas wines--and you picked a good one. We had the Cotes du Tablas white blend and it was awfully good, too.