The holidays are upon us. Let me be the first to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! As we go through the next few months there will be social engagements and celebrations galore and one will certainly want to have some wine on hand to share with friends visiting or those that you visit.
We like to keep our focus on two types of wines during the festivities: the elegant and the fun. We don't want to turn holidays into a wine tasting class or an in-depth lecture about wine. We just want to relax, enjoy and share a few laughs with the people we like.
One of the selections we always try to have on hand is the Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace. This is a sparkling wine made in the Alsace region of France. Many would say that it is the closest thing one can get to champagne which, as most know, must actually be from the Champagne region in order to be called that.
We are particularly fond of the Brut Rosé but both are good. We'll save you the lecture but if you would like more information you can click here for the full story and tasting notes. This is always an elegant choice and a nice gift for friends when visiting.
The fun wine on our list this year is the Plymouth Bay Colonial Red. A sweeter wine and one that some pretentious wine snobs may scoff at, the wine is made locally and offers the unmistakable notes of the distinctive concord grape native to New England. Friends you share this one with will find it fun and younger people, maybe new to wine, will love it.
As we head closer to Christmas and New Year's we'll be sharing additional wines that may help you celebrate the season even more. Enjoy!!
Some samples provided by Pasternak Wine Imports with no remuneration or editorial consideration provided.