All of the Thanksgiving Wines

After at least a decade’s worth of Thanksgiving roundups dedicated to curing the anxiety associated with trying to pair wine with a veritable shitstorm of different flavors, they persist. In an effort to help you wade through, we present you with this handy roundup of Thanksgiving roundups.

  • Over at Serious Drinks a handful of sommeliers offer some tips on how to impress your host with wines that tend to cut through the mess. Hint: just get some Champagne.
  • New York Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov files his yearly roundup of wines under $25 selected by a tasting panel. His best advice: “Aside from versatility, the wines should ideally be full of energy, the sort that invigorate rather than fatigue.” Highlights include Knebel Riesling Trocken 2012, Martian Ranch Santa Barbara County Uforic Albariño 2011, and a nice little 2011 Chablis from Billaud-Simon.
  • Over at the San Francisco Chronicle Jon Bonné stays native with a list of American wines, which includes the ever-awesome 2012 Broc Cellars Cabernet Franc, 2012 La Clarine Farm White Blend and Lioco’s 2011 Sonoma County Chardonnay.
  • Over on the Food & Wine blog Megan Krigbaum talks with sommelier Joe Campanale about Beaujolais beyond Nouveau.