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The Annual "What are you drinking for Thanksgiving" thread

by David M. Bueker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:44 pm

Fess up...

I'm planning on US Pinot Noir. Most likely Littorai and/or Rhys. There will also be bubbly, probably Ultramarine.
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by Glenn Mackles » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:08 pm

Sea Smoke pinot and a champagne not selected yet
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I will join in of course. Iron Horse Brut!!
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by Jenise » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:23 pm

Don't know yet! We're having Tday with some geek friends down in Snohomish, so the choices will matter. Amber is super geeky and has been studying Burgundy of late, but dang--this is the most American of holidays. I can't imagine not bringing American wine.
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Re: The Annual "What are you drinking for Thanksgiving" thre

by Robin Garr » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:32 pm

Pinot and Riesling are my standard recommendations, because they strike me as the red and the white, respectively, most versatile at a table that has tons of different flavors on it. Right now it appears that we'll be out for two holiday dinners, thus doing nothing at home, but I'm sure I'll take wine and I'm sure it will be Pinot. Or Beaujolais. But French, anyway. I'm not feeling real good about celebrating America these days. :twisted:
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Re: The Annual "What are you drinking for Thanksgiving" thre

by Rahsaan » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:24 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:There will also be bubbly..


Bubbly is such a good idea. We have the German in laws in town for the week and various wines will be opened, but not sure what will lead on Thursday.

Someone gave me an NV Nicolas Feuillatte so I thought about starting with that. But I have some 2010 Rieslings from Hirtzberger and Knoll that may be more delicious.

ESJ Durell is a strong candidate for red, but I’ve been itching to open one of the 2015 Fourrier village Gevreys so that will need to happen at some point soon.

Specifics probably depend on mood and menus. But we don’t eat turkey (or any of the mainstream thanksgiving dishes) so the typical Thanksgiving pairing issues don’t apply.

Will see.
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by Patchen Markell » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:55 pm

We tend to do Thanksgiving on our own and December holidays with family, so we don't usually do turkey. This year I think I'm going to do a porchetta-style pork shoulder roast with mixed roasted root vegetables; the wine shortlist at the moment includes an '01 Elio Grasso Barolo (Gavarini Chiniera), a '97 Tempier Migoua, an '02 Roumier village Chambolle, and a '93 ESJ California Syrah from the library sale.
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by David M. Bueker » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:33 pm

Mmm...Roumier.
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by James Roscoe » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:53 am

I have two Terrapin Pinot Noirs, Two Chinons, three Wagner Rieslings and a Chardonnay as well as plenty of sparkling cider for the kids and non-drinkers. Mind you that is just for the sit-down portion of the dinner (40 people). There will be plenty of wine and spirits drunk through out the day including some Loire Cremants and a rose Cava. (Jeannette's large family are Mayflower descendants so Thanksgiving is a big deal!)
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by David M. Bueker » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:45 pm

If you set up a small side table for the wines you can call it Terrapin Station. ;)
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by James Roscoe » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:38 pm

That would be funnier as most of my family will be down next Saturday to watch the Penn State - Maryland foot ball game. I have rabid Penn State relatives in my family. I am the black sheep because I went to Pitt.
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by Paul Winalski » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:48 pm

Gruet vintage bubbly (deeply discounted at the NH State Liquor Store), and a well-aged Burgundy grand cru (haven't decided which one yet).

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by Jon Leifer » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:19 pm

probably some Prosecco and a Rose..
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by Brian K Miller » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:31 pm

My friends are serving braised beef, so probably a deep red. Thinking the 2009 Syrah from Bonny Doon I just tasted in Davenport yesterday afternoon. Maybe a cabernet or two. I have some Rhone whites I could serve (Lady Preston). Riesling sounds good. Think our friends may bring Pinot, but it might be nice to serve one of the new IPOB pinots we have discovered!

Oh...and an amazing Tilted Shed cider or two! :mrgreen:
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by ChaimShraga » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 am

The whole Thanksgiving weekend is ruined for me since, due to Black Friday, it's the busies weekend of the year for me.
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by Jenise » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:06 pm

James Roscoe wrote:That would be funnier as most of my family will be down next Saturday to watch the Penn State - Maryland foot ball game. I have rabid Penn State relatives in my family. I am the black sheep because I went to Pitt.


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by Jenise » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:09 pm

Okay, I chose my wines. My host is opening a very fine champagne so my original choice, a '90 Cristal, isn't going anywhere. I think it likelier to be closer to dead than very alive (I had six bottles, and the results have been 3 and 2 respectively), I don't want to risk showing that up. So I'm taking a bottle of the finest champagne I've had from this state, Analemma on the Columbian Gorge, an 08 Stony Hill Chardonnay and an 07 Copain Gary's Syrah, both from California. Neither grape is represented among what the host or other guests are serving, so why not.
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by Patchen Markell » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:18 pm

Roumier it is!
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:37 pm

Chiroubles Bolly jolly!
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by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:20 pm

Patchen Markell wrote:Roumier it is!


Nice!

We did Littorai Pivot Vineyard and Mugneret-Gibourg Ruchottes-Chambertin.
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by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:23 pm

Zero reason a 1990 Cristal should be past it. Wonder what happened.
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by Joe Moryl » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:24 pm

We wound up opening a 2007 Reserve Pinot Noir from Damiani (Finger Lakes). I was a bit worried that this would be past it, perhaps the generous oak of its youth overwhelming the fruit. So it was a pleasant surprise to find this wine still alive and kicking - bright cherry and strawberry fruit with lots of spicy notes, which went well with richer foods.
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by Jenise » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:27 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Zero reason a 1990 Cristal should be past it. Wonder what happened.


I dunno. But it has seemed that every other one was a flop.
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by Steve Kirsch » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:24 pm

2015 Lyut Pipeño Yumbel. One liter bottle. Cloudy, fluorescent pink color, fruity with some tartness. Perfect match for the variety of traditional Thanksgiving items on the table.

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