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"I'LL BRING THE WINE": THE BEST WINES TO BRING TO THANKSGIVING

When you're enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with family or friends, let's face it, the best thing to offer to bring is the wine.  

Here are Badger Liquor's picks for what to hand the hostess making you the hero of your Thanksgiving feast!

LA CREMA WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
The Sure Thing

A delicate Pinot Noir is a real winner.  Choosing one that is fine-boned and delicate like ones that come from Oregon's Willamette Valley won't ever go wrong with a big holiday meal because they often showcase those typical fall flavors of cranberry, apples, and spice.  La Crema's Willamette Pinot is bright and juicy with a lingering finish.

 

LIQUID LIGHT SAUVIGNON BLANC
Keeping It Fresh

With a heavier dinner, something fresh with green notes can be a perfect palate cleaner in between bites.  Liquid Light is vibrant, crisp and refreshing.  This ultra-high-acid expression fits the bill as the ultimate, tasty refresher. 

 

 

THE PRISONER WINE COMPANY CUTTINGS CAB SAUV
Escape the Insanity

If Thanksgiving Dinner feels like a prison, you're not alone.  At least you can bring a delicious wine to savor between political conversations and your aunt asking you if you still go to church.  The Prisoner Wine Company Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon is a wink and a nod to feeling trapped around the dinner table.  This bold Cabernet Sauvignon is luscious and round with alluring aromas of black cherry and roasted herbs. 

HOGUE LATE HARVEST RIESLING
93 Proof

You know how you can make your mom and grandma happy?  Bring a Riesling.  End of discussion.  Late harvest wines made from white grapes, like this riesling, are picked later in the fall and therefore have accumulated more sugar, have just the right amount of sweetness.

THREE LAKES WINERY PUMPKIN
Who Needs Dessert?

This Wisconsin original is made only from pie pumpkins, and the smooth, pleasant flavor surprises all who try it because it doesn't taste like pumpkin pie. It can be described much like a semi-sweet Chardonnay and is sure to be a crowd pleaser, especially for those who don't have a sweet tooth.