For those celebrating both here and across the pond, Thanksgiving is a special time of year which sees both friends and family coming together to give thanks. A tradition which is celebrated with a feast of turkey and all the trimmings, if you are celebrating the holiday this November, why not share the love even more and pair your meal with a fantastic bottle of American wine.
With its array of differing climatic conditions and soil types the United States is able to produce a magnificent and diverse range of wine styles. California is the biggest wine producer by far, yet wineries can be found in over 40 other states from Missouri to Michigan, Ohio to Oregon and almost everywhere in between.
With almost 500 bottles of American wine available on Winebuyers, Ben Revell, Founder and CEO, has handpicked some of the best from the US, that are definitely cause for celebration.
Grace Bridge Pinot Noir 2016, £15.50 per bottle
Grapes: Syrah, Shiraz, Pinot Noir
A Winebuyers bestseller, this is a Californian Pinot Noir that boasts a real depth and won’t break the bank. Hints of dark fruits are off-set with a trace of spice running throughout, making this a grown-up Pinot that sits well on the palate. A perfect companion to a Thanksgiving turkey thanks to subtle hints of oak and red fruits.
Alexana, Terroir Series, Pinot Gris, 2017, £24.00 per bottle
Grapes: Pinot Gris
Vibrant on the palate, this Pinot Gris showcases notes of stone fruits, apples and is fast becoming a speciality of the Willamette Valley. On the nose hints of brioche to green apple, this wine has a great minerality and a wonderful ripe texture. An ideal match for pork and chicken dishes, it also works extremely well as an aperitif.
Honig, Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, 2017, £35.00 per bottle
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
A fragrant Sauvignon Blanc, with notes of fresh citrus, lemon verbena, lime zest and melon on the nose, this is a medium-bodied wine, with overtones of honeysuckle, lemongrass and a hint of oak on the palate. Honig specialise in Sauvignon Blanc and use carefully selected fruits from their Rutherford vineyards to produce each bottle. The freshness of this wine makes this an ideal glass to accompany a side of greens, or a Thanksgiving and Christmas classic, sprouts.
Quady’s Starboard 2006 Vintage, £29.90 per bottle
Grapes: Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional
The caramel and complex notes of chocolate found within this port, make it an ideal after-dinner companion for pecan or pumpkin pie. A robust and dense port, it has a savoury richness which leads into a spicy and sweet lingering finish. With aromas of cherry, blackberry and caramel, you’ll find touches of plum and toffee on the palate.
Schramsberg, Brut Rose, Champagne Blend, 2015, £42.00 per bottle
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
This is a fruitful, complex and dry sparkling wine making it a versatile partner to food, yet equally delicious on its own as an apéritif. The Pinot Noir grapes add depth, whilst the Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate. With juicy flavours of peach, strawberry shortcake and lemon curd, it is a refreshing sparkling Rosé that is perfect for any celebration.