The holidays are just around the corner. Are you trying to decide which Thanksgiving 2023 wines to pour? Perhaps you’re looking for a good pairing for your turkey feast or, on the other hand, a special bottle to take to a family dinner or an evening with good friends. If you love red wine, for example, some good bets are Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot. But if you prefer whites, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Albariño, and Chardonnay work well. Similarly, Sparkling wines and Rosé are also good options. Above all, there is no right or wrong! Read on for our suggestions.
We think any time of year is the season for Italian whites. And we don’t just mean Pinot Grigio, which frequently is the first that comes to mind. That is to say, these four Italian whites are lesser known, yet delicious. They come from the volcanic soils in Sicily, the high-altitude region of Marche, the peculiar soil composed of gritstone in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and finally the low mountain range and lowland crossed by rivers of Veneto. In other words, you might not have heard of all of them, but don’t let that stop you. These are good wines!
We became acquainted with San Felice wines last year, so we happily accepted these three standout Italian wines. 2020 Bell’Aja Bolgheri Superiore 2020; 2019 Il Grigio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione; and 2018 Poggiorosso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione are special-occasion wines from the historic estate located in the heart of Chianti Classico territory. As well, they all complement summer barbecues or winter roasts.
We have been Lugana lovers for years, so we were excited to find out about “Destination Lugana” – a two-week event that continues through June 22 in New York. That’s when Lugana DOC wines will flow from Lake Garda, Italy, to New York restaurants in celebration of this incredible wine region. Lugana Turbiana checks all our boxes for beautiful white wine – mineral-driven, elegant and complex, with citrus, salinity and refreshing acidity. Now, if you live in New York or are planning to visit this month, you have the opportunity to taste it for yourself at Destination Lugana, made possible by the Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC.