I’m Dreaming of a Wine Christmas

Well, it’s that time of the year again.  This is my last wine blog before Christmas, so of course, I thought I would focus on the Turkey!   There are some great options in both red and white.

Napa Valley Viognier

2011 Stags Leap

Napa Valley Viognier

I had the opportunity to try this wine last night, and it’s perfect for your turkey dinner at Christmas.  This Viognier (pronounced vee-ohn-yay) from the Napa Valley is light and crisp.  At $36.00 per bottle, it may be a little to pricey for some wallets, so here’s another one to try.

J Moreau & Fils Vouvray Demi-Sec, a Vouvray Chenin Blanc by J. Moeau & Fils

You’ve seen me write about this one before.  At $17.00 a bottle, the Vouvray by J. Moreau & Fils is a delightful wine with turkey.  At thanksgiving I bought a bottle of this over to a friend’s, and people thought it was the perfect match.   Vouvray is a Chenin Blanc and this particular one is acidic and goes well with roast chicken or roast turkey.

If you’re not a white wine drinker, I would suggest a Pinot Noir.

Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2011, Marlborough, South Island  Bottle

This 2011 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region in New Zealand is the sister wine of the Pinot I wrote about last week.  This Pinot Noir, however, is lighter and in my opinion, a better fit with your turkey.  It’s $21.00 here in Nova Scotia, and I also like the Inniskillen Pinot Noir.  One of my favorites,  the cool climate of Canada makes for a tasty Pinot Noir.

So that’s it for this week.  Thank you to all for reading… have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the precious time with family and friends.



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