Thanksgiving Day Wines

Thanksgiving Day Wine 

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away.  Although it is not my favorite holiday, I still really love any excuse to get my family together over some great food and wine.  We always make a traditional turkey dinner which goes well with a lot of different wines depending on your taste.  Most of my family are red wine lovers so I tend to serve up a nice hearty cabernet with the option of a lighter pinot noir. Below I have hand picked some of my favorites for some inspiration for your own Thanksgiving table!

White Wine:

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, $24.09

Impressively intense and focused, with vibrant Meyer lemon notes up front, followed by pineapple, green apple skin, dried apricot and green tea details, coming together on the smooth, spicy, juicy finish.  A must for all sav blanc lovers!

Santa Margherita, $20.10

This dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility.  This wine is a real crowd pleaser!

Rosé:

Whispering Angel, $21.99

Aromas of chalk, stone, light strawberry and lemon follow through to a full body and tangy acidity with plenty of flavor at the finish. Lively and delicious.  This is hands down my favorite rosé!

Pinot Noir:

The Competitor, $14.99

The Competitor is a Pinot Noir that drinks as smoothly as velvet, with succulent red fruit flavors, bright mineral notes and a delicious, pleasing finish that goes on and on. This is a win-win that pairs with everything from spicy food and fish courses to lightly grilled meats and red sauce-based dishes.  Goes well with the hearty turkey!

Cabernet Sauvignon:

Liberty School, $12.09

The Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, plum and violets, followed by subtle flavors of strawberry and allspice. Firm yet supple tannins finish off this approachable fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, making it ideal for a variety of food pairings.  A classic cab!  This is one of my go-to bottles!

Stag Leap Artemis, $46.09

This medium bodied Cabernet exhibits notes of plum, cherry and dark chocolate.  This bottle is on the pricier side, but perfect for a holiday or special occasion.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xx,

Colleen

Santa Margherita at L' Angolo, Tribeca NYC

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There is nothing like the perfect weekend day where you have nothing to do but walk around your city and sample some of the food and drinks it has to offer.  I talk about this a lot, but one of my favorite things to do is walk around NYC without an agenda and pop into new spots that I've never tried before.  L'Angolo is an Italian restaurant located in Tribeca right on one of my favorite streets.  It recently opened so I figured I would stop by and check out the wine menu and enjoy the people watching outside.  The wine list is very extensive and had one of my favorite bottles of pinot grigio on the menu, Santa Margherita .   This wine is perfect with a light meal or a  cheese plate!  Today I was meeting up with some friends after work so I wore my rose gold House of CB bomber, paige jeans and classic Vans.  To shop my look, or the wine, click on the links above and below!

Santa Margherita, $20, buy 

What The Experts Say:

This dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean, intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and versatility.

What I Say:

This is one of my favorite bottles of pinot grigio!  It is super crisp and pairs perfectly with a nice cheese plate.  It has a nice fruity aftertaste with a dryer finish.  A must have for your wine collection!

xx,

Colleen

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Rosé at Smith & Mills NYC

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I cannot believe it is mid-October and we can still comfortably dine outside in NYC!  The weather this fall has been so warm and I have been taking advantage of it while it lasts by trying out some new spots for a glass of wine and people watching on the sidewalk!  Today I checked out a tiny restaurant in Tribeca called Smith & Mills.  This place is super cozy with an intimate vibe.  The decor makes you feel like you are in a hidden bunker located right in the middle of the city.  While there I sipped a new rosé wine that I have never had before, Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rosé, 2014.  The wine tasted amazing and the whole vibe was the perfect match for my sporty bomber jacket, frayed jeans and booties.  The perfect fall look!  To shop the wine or my outfit, click the links above and below!

Moulin De Gassac Guilhem Rosé, $11 

What The Experts Say:

Lively, vivid rose pink with some salmon glints.  Pleasant, intense, floral and mineral on the nose with a well balanced freshness combining red currants and berries.

What I Say:

This rosé was the perfect balance between refreshing and slightly dry.  Floral with a smooth finish.  If you like rosé, you will like this wine!

xx,

Colleen

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Cabernet & Camo at Sarabeth's Tribeca

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My favorite neighborhood in NYC is Tribeca.  It is really low key and quiet with cobblestone streets and some of the best restaurants in the city.   My favorite weekend activity is walking around Tribeca and popping into different restaurants for apps and a drink.  Sarabeth's is a neigborhood staple in Tribeca and while it is most popular for it's brunch, I actually think it has an amazing bar space that is perfect for a cocktail.  The atomosphere is bright, casual and family friendly.  Since the vibe is so comfortable, I wore a super casual weekend look of a camo shirt layered over a simple white tank and my new favorite ripped jeans from Paige denim.  My vans sneakers topped off the outfit.  During this visit I opted for a Lava Cap Cabernet Sauvignon that is perfect for sipping on with a light app!  To shop my look, or the wine, click the links above or below.

Lava Cap Cabernet, $17.99, Buy 

What The Experts Say:

Lava Cap's estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have long been recognized for producing a wine with lovely structure and vibrant fruit character. The fragrant must of fruit was cold-soaked for three days to enhance color and flavor.The youthful exuberance of this Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a nose of cherry, cloves and toasted oak. Full bodied and well structured, with soft tannins concentrated on the mid palate, this wine finishes with rich, red fruit kissed with a little French Vanilla.

What I say:

This cabernet is perfect with a hearty meal or for sipping on while out with friends.  It is full bodied and has vanilla and cherry notes.  I would definitely recommend this is you are looking for a good wine at your Thanksgiving day table!

xx,

Colleen

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