Chardonnay

Which Wines Would Barry Serve? Seven great choices for Thanksgiving dinner.


And now… for the Thanksgiving wines...

If you want a white wine, almost any Chardonnay you like will do.  HE’s personal recommendations for easy to find, easy to buy Chardonnays are below.  Print this list out, take it to your nearby wine store and if they don’t have one of these exact wines, ask them for something similar.  You’ll be a star dinner guest.

Chateau St. Michelle 2008 from Washington is (usually under $10) is a terrific Chardonnay. Socred a “90″ by those people who score wines.

2007 Qupe Reserve Bien Nacido – from Santa Barbara area, we’ve had Qupe many times and it is consistently good.   (around $20)

Rombauer *(approx $32/bottle)

Or a chardonnay from Longoria Wines for approx $35.

If you like red wines, Barrysentials recommends a Pinot Noir.  Again, most of these are easily and readily available at a local wine store, a World Market store, Whole Foods or larger wine cave.  Just print the list and take it with you and ask the sales person for assistance.  Here are a few to try:

Melville Estate Pinot Noir (around $25)  is reliable in almost any vintage  and not too big to overpower your Thanksgiving feast.

2009 Redtree Pinot Noir (you might be able to find as low as $6/bottle)  hard to believe it can sell for $6 but by now you’ve heard the market is a little flooded with wine.  Don’t be afraid of that screw cap…it’s all the rage now creating a much stronger seal while the wine ages.

2008 Oyster Bay Pinot Noir from New Zealand ($15/bottle)

Still a little nervous?  No worries, here’s more Thanksgiving wine information from the LA Times.

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you’ll have leftovers!

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