Staff Picks for Thanksgiving Dinner

Drinks to Be Thankful for

 

The holidays are our favorite time to sip and share. Give your Thanksgiving dinner plans a boost with exceptional wine and spirits to share with people you love.

Read on for our staff’s favorite items to pair and share at Thanksgiving.

Glen Graeme 19 Yr. Blended Malt $99.96

Like all blends, this premium malt whisky is greater than the sum of its parts. Made with Glenlivet, Macallan, and Aultmore: you get three legendary names, all in one bottle. An exceptional value! – Erik Guzinski, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Louis Roque La Vieille Prune Plum Brandy $49.96

Louis Roque is the undisputed master of French plum brandy, a.k.a. Vieille Prune. This Vieille Prune is utterly unique, with endless complexity of allspice, oak, earthy cider, and dark plum fruit. – Jon Miner, Wine & Spirits Consultant

L’Encantada X.O. Bas-Armagnac $99.96

With aged-statement bourbon and Japanese whisky prices going through the roof, Armagnac offers a lot of value and it tastes a-mazing, too. XO Armagnac can contain brandy as young as 10 years. This blend (as clearly stated on the label) ranges from 21 years to 29 years, hence the notes of raisinated fruit, mysterious spice, and a woody confection that continues to reveal nuances with each sip. – Josh Mizrahi, Wine & Spirits Consultant

NV Montinore “Vivacé” Sparkling, NV $21.96

This spirited bubbly from Oregon is a crowd-pleasing mix of floral and fruit notes. Flavors of orange blossom and ripe apple and refreshing acidity create a balanced sparkling wine that’s perfect for a Thanksgiving toast. – Keyana Shaw, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Naroa Pinot Noir Grand Reserva, 2016 $16.96

A full-bodied Pinot Noir, with a silken texture and blooming with ripe cherry and raspberry aromas. The suppleness combined with dense fruit and gentle spice makes this wine a perfect match for rich, wild game. – Jared McGuire, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Calabretta Pinot Nero $28.96

If you love the complexity of Pinot Noir, but dig the unique flavor profile that volcanic soils offer, then this Sicilian Pinot Nero should definitely be part of your holiday spread. It’s one-of-a-kind style will be the talk of the table! – Bambi Ray, Wine & Spirits Consultant