Friday, November 28, 2008

Today on Serious Grape: Thanksgiving Wine Report 2008

What did you drink with your Thanksgiving turkey? (photo by Neeta Lind)

If you're wondering what your neighbors drank, head over to this week's Serious Grape column and follow the links to discover what was being popped and poured all over the country between the pre-turkey feasts (which involved a lot of pasta and beef, if I'm reading the statistics right), the turkey dinners, and the hours spent groaning in front of the TV afterwards.

It looks like there was some good stuff on your dinner tables. Whoever was drinking the Caymus vertical, can I come over next year??

We had an excellent bottle of Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, and a 2005 Gerard Charvet Moulin-a-Vent from the Beaujolais. How about you? Share your Thanksgiving wine experiences below, or over in the comments on Serious Grape.


Anonymous said...

We tried to please everybody in the crowd, so we had white, rose, and red. We enjoyed a 1999 Marche aux vins Meursault, which was amazingly young for a 9 year old wine; also a 2007 Moulin des Vrilles Sancerre rose Pinot Noir, and a 2006 Laurent Martray Brouilly Vieilles Vignes (beaujolais) for those who love the fruit. All paired really nicely with the meal, but my favorite was the rose Sancerre. Its acidity really cut through the richness of all those side dishes! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Anonymous said...

My father-in-law has a cellar full of Pinot from the early 80's that I have been encouraging him to drink through as fast as he can. To emphasize my point I opened three Pinot's for Thanksgiving. A 1984 Lazy Creek, a 1994 Lazy Creek and a 2004 Navarro which was my contribution. I think the lights finally went on that wines don't get continually get better with age...