11.19.2010

10 Wines For Thanksgiving



Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts, the wife and husband team behind Cork Market and Cork Wine Bar (and proud new parents!), gave Metrocurean some ideas for what to drink come turkey day. Here are their picks for great wines to serve on Thanksgiving, all available at Cork Market.


1. Bortolomiol, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, "Gemin," Spumante Brut NV, $15

A little bubbly is always the way to start the night off right.


2. Gorrondona Txakolina Tinto 2009, $27

From Spain's Basque region, this is an unusual minerally driven red that will pair nicely with traditional Thanksgiving dishes.


3. Crochet Sancerre Rose 2009, $33

This classic Rose made from Pinot Noir is big enough fruit to drink year round and excellent acidity to stand up to rich Thanksgiving foods.


4. Chateau Pradeaux, Bandol 2004, $40

Made from Mourvedre, this is a rich wine with plenty of backbone to stand up to anything. It's loaded with minerality and dark fruit and will pair nicely with side dish flavors.


5. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey Chambertin 2005, $62

Smoky with big, juicy flavors of dark bing cherry and woodland herbs blend for a long, full and friendly finish.



Diane and Khalid also offer these turkey-wine pairings, whether you go for classic roast turkey or are more of a turducken kinda person:


1. Drink Celler el Masroig "Sola Fred" Montsant, Spain 2008 ($11) with molasses brined turkey


2. Try Inama, Soave Classico, “Vin Soave” 2009 ($18) with herb roasted turkey


3. Pour Nigl, Sekt Brut De Brut Rose 2008 ($30) with deep fried turkey



4. Drink Domaine Billard Pere et Fils, Pommard “Les Tavannes” 2006 ($45) with roasted turkey with mushroom stuffing


5. Try Domaine de Montpertuis, Chateauneuf du Pape, Classique 2007 ($50) with turducken

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