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by Carrie Cox November 19, 2020

No matter the size of your gathering or food you are serving, this collection is sure to compliment your Thanksgiving.  We have chosen 5 great bottles of wine and 1 delicious bottle of beer for our annual Thanksgiving tradition, The Southern Napa Cork-u-copia. 
If your tradition is to put up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving, this St. Bernardus Christmas Ale will get you in the spirit! This delicious Abbey Ale from Belgium is deep and dark in color, a creamy and almost velvety mouth feel that is overflowing with aromas of the holiday season…caramel, chestnuts, dried fruit and chocolate.  Psst-If you Thanksgiving dessert has chocolate in it, save it and drink this with that!!
Butter, butter and more butter!  You can’t cook Thanksgiving dinner without at least a pound of butter.  How about adding a semi-buttery Chardonnay to your table.  This Freelander Chardonnay is only the third vintage of this wine.  It’s not too oaky but, does rest in some French and American oak barrels.  It’s tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and passion fruit are finished with some vanilla spices (from those said barrels) that will clean some of that real butter fat off your tongue.
AHHHHH! Rosé…It’s not a wine you need to drink young or only in the Summer.  Consider this, most rosés are made from red wine grapes!  There for you can drink them all year long, especially if you only drink red wine in the Winter!  This Campuget Tradition Rosé is made from Grenache and Syrah.  The ultimate roasted turkey wine pairing is a Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe, which is also made from Grenache but, quite a bit more expensive!  This pairs magnificently with all the spices in your Thanksgiving feast.  Plus it could be 80 degrees on Thanksgiving day!
Gamay you say?  Why yes!  It’s the Pinot Noir alternative.  Another traditional Thanksgiving pairing is Pinot Noir.  Step out of the box and try a Beaujolais but not just any Beaujolais you see with a beautiful flower on the label.   Meet Henry, Henry Fessy.  The Fessy family has owned property in Brouilly Region of France since 1888.  This Beaujolais-Villages.  This 100% Gamay is light, spicy and supple.  Especially great if you smoked a turkey or ham this Thanksgiving.
Let’s get into the red meat of this Cork-u-copia! This D’Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz from Australia will bring the smoke and spice to your meal!  Here’s a fun story to share about the name of this wine, 'It is rumoured that the inventor of the Stump Jump plough, which enabled a ploughshare to jump over tree roots, had poor eyesight and required regular tests to ensure he could still operate machinery. The design of this label is inspired by an optometrist's eyechart and serves as a makeshift sobriety test. If you can hold the bottle at arm's length and still read the front label, you can enjoy another glass.
The sound of a popping cork from a sparkling wine bottle can be the shotgun to start your day or the Grand Finale!  This Jacques Pelvas Blanc de Blanc from Provence, France has an unusually strong and persistent effervescence.  Simply put, it is bubbles that will make everyone smile!
We are GRATEFUL for you this Thanksgiving. Cheers!

Carrie Cox
Carrie Cox


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