Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bounty Hunter Wine Scouts Help Set the Table

It’s that time of year again! The invitations have gone out, the RSVPs received, and now all that’s left is Thanksgiving dinner prep. While you’re master of your domain in the kitchen, maybe you need a little help in taking the guess-work out of wine pairing. Well, no reason to fret. We polled some of our Wine Scouts for their favorite wine pairings of the holiday season and we offer them now for you. Our takeaway? Seems no Thanksgiving table is complete without bold reds and bubbles!

Alan Lewis
Senior Wine Scout

The Waypoint King Ridge Pinot Noir makes an excellent pairing with many of the traditional holiday dishes. Its gorgeous red raspberry and kirsch notes will make a nice surprise to the wine lovers in your family.

Jared Seitzer
Senior Wine Scout
You can't go wrong with Champagne/Sparkling and it won’t overpower your turkey. Go with a Sparkling Rosé like Schramsberg to accentuate the cranberry sauce shaped like a can. Save the Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé for closest family!

Larry Kantrowitz
Wine Scout
I am very traditional when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. I go directly to the Chenin Blanc for the white and to Sonoma County Zinfandel for the red. My suggestion is the Chenin Blanc from Foxen, it is America’s finest. For a Zinfandel, Seghesio works great. They not only pair well with food, they also pair well with each other!

Walter Hamlin
Wine Scout
French Rosé like Domaine Philippe Gavignet Bourgogne and bubbly have great acidity, light fruit, and make a Thanksgiving pairing easy. Not to mention, Mimosas are a great sidekick while basting that turkey!

Matt Clancy
Wine Scout
Tradition for the Clancys starts the night before with a Crab Feed for 60, paired with 2006 Domaine Lancelot Royer RGS Brut Champagne, 2012 Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay, and good friends. The next day we have more bubbles, 2012 Calera de Villiers Pinot Noir and 2010 DelasFreres Haute Pierre Chateauneuf-du-Pape, to pair with turkey, mushroom pie, and family.

We hope that these recommendations have inspired you for some perfect holiday wine pairings. If you have any other questions or would like more recommendations, feel free to reach out to your Scout!

As we sit around our own tables this Thanksgiving, we will certainly be raising our glasses and giving thanks to good health, good friends and family and to you, our Bounty Hunter customers!  Cheers and have a happy Thanksgiving! 

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Wednesday, 11/18: Last Day for Ground Shipping
Thursday, 11/19:  Last Day for 3-Day Shipping
Friday, 11/20: Last Day for 2-Day Shipping
Monday 11/23:  Last Day for Overnight Shipping