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Mica, Vinho Verde, Portugal “Crisp minerality makes this great for an aperitif—definitely a crowd pleaser.”
An exceptional aperitif. A blend of white grapes loureiro, azal, and arinto, Fields says this wine is all about crisp minerality. “It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser,” she said. Fresh citrus on the nose and palate, the fine structure of this wine comes from its high acidity. Still, though, the focus is on the minerality, which means it works alongside typical appetizers like cheeses and cured meats, but can accompany the entire meal.
Domaine du Clos de l’Elu ‘Indigène’ "The perfect wine to drink throughout the meal"
Jen describes this vibrant red as light on its feet but not lacking in structure and complexity, perfect for “someone who’s looking for a lighter red wine with a little grip and good texture.” “Spice, fresh and dried fruits, something earthy and vegetal,” she says of the Indigène’s expression—the perfect wine to drink throughout the meal. Vegetarian guests (and carnivores, too!) will love the way it plays with root vegetables and leafy greens.
Bench Pinot Noir “A terrific complement to the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner”
Bench is “something a little richer,” Jen said. “It’s not super tannin-heavy, but it does see some oak. It’s a little rounder, with a nice mushroomy quality that I just love.” Ripe currant and wild berry fruit with a warm, sassafras and spice expression—a perfect complement to the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner. Lovers of Sonoma pinot noir will be coming back again and again, whether you’re munching on appetizers or deep into the meal.
Elio Perrone ‘Bigaro’ “An ideal match for pumpkin pie with whipped cream"
“It just has these lovely cherry, floral notes, a bit of spice, with great balance between sweetness and acid. It’s great when you’re full and you just want to sip on something sweet.” This fresh, easy-going sparkler is a little bit like an adult soda—with a delicate, creamy texture, and perfectly pink. An ideal match for that after-dinner course of pumpkin pie with whipped cream.