What’s the best wine for your Thanksgiving Dinner? We asked Lewis in the wine department to give us his picks.
Vouvray La Craie is a white wine varietal of Chenin Blanc, made with grapes from the Loire Valley of France. The flavor is described by Vouvray as a “mix of candied apricots, spice, wildflower honey, with a firm acid background.” It also can have the taste of peaches and plums. Lewis says this is a great taste to follow turkey or sweet potatoes. LaCraie is the French word for chalk, and this wine in named for the abundant white rock that makes up the hills of Vouvray.
La Claux Delorme Valencay is another French wine from the Loire Valley. It is a deliciously blended wine that is easy to drink and inexpensive. Their sales sheet describes this as a “blend of Malbec (Called “Côt” in the Loire), Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc, this vibrant red possesses the grip that one might expect from Malbec, the bright acidity of Pinot Noir, the summer fruit aromas and flavors of Gamay, and the earthy and spicy character of Cabernet Franc. Everything that one loves about Loire Valley reds is wrapped up in this one delicious package.” Lewis says this is a good, basic, sweet wine that would please most holiday guests.
These and dozens of other fine wine selections are available at Western Market. Be sure to talk Jarred, Lewis or Leslie in the Wine Department for other suggestions.