Thanksgiving Wines 2019

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and we’re trying to decide what wines to pour. Do you know yet? Perhaps you’re looking for a good pairing for your turkey feast, or a special bottle to take to a family dinner or an evening with good friends.

If you love red wine, some good bets are Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Merlot. But if you prefer whites, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay work well. Rosé is also a good option. It depends on the foods you serve. Some wines pair well with turkey or sides, and others are best at parties. Overall, there is no right or wrong!

Here are 20 special wines that we recently tasted or are in our cellar. We are considering some of them for our Thanksgiving festivities. They were crafted in Washington state, Oregon, California, New Zealand and Spain, with prices ranging from $13-$60. Continue reading

What’s in Our Glasses?

Glasses of red and white wineWe enjoyed some fine wine lately, and in case you missed our social media posts about these great bottles, you can catch up here. But we would love it if you would also follow Write for Wine on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Read on to find out what’s been in our glasses lately!

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Ribera del Duero y Rueda: The Heartland of Spain

Ribera del Duero y Rueda: The Heartland of SpainWe had the pleasure and fortune to participate in a Snooth tasting of wine from Ribera del Duero and Rueda, in the heartland of Spain. The two sister regions are located two hours north of Madrid.

Spain’s most popular white grape is Verdejo, which is native to Rueda. We had never tried any of these three white wines before, but as a result of this tasting, we will pour some again in the future. We may even pursue them next year in Spain.

Furthermore, we were told a glass of water is $3 and a glass of local wine is $1 in Ribera del Duero and Rueda. Verdejo, here we come!

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Good-Value Iberian Wines

Iberian WinesThe Iberian peninsula is the second-largest in Europe, with a rich history of wine. Yet, for some unknown reason, we rarely open bottles from that region. Consequently, we happily received samples of six good-value wines from Marqués de Cáceres in Spain and Symington Family Estates in Portugal. Overall, the six wines range in price from $13 to $31. Keep in mind that good value does not negate quality! Most noteworthy, many Iberian wines age well.

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