Wine + Food. A reliable combination for your first Thanksgiving host duties.


It’s that time of the year! What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I signed up for being the host of Thanksgiving dinner this year – a break in sanity, I think! I have no idea what I’m doing, so I stopped into Bottles & Corks who sorted me out. That way, if I mess up the dinner, at least I’ll have the wines sorted out. Here we go…

 

Evening Landing Pinot Noir from Oregon, now available at Bottles & Corks.

Evening Landing Pinot Noir from Oregon, now available at Bottles & Corks.

The Evening Land from Oregon is the best choice to go above and beyond – perfectly compliments the turkey and green bean casserole. Or great on its own (if I mess that turkey up!).

La Marca Prosecco

La Marca Prosecco

To kick off the meal preparations, and alleviate the uncomfortable pre-party awkwardness, I love pouring everyone a glass of La Marca Prosecco from Italy – a great buy at $17! It livens up the party and gets people talking!

Fulkerson Ice Wine

Fulkerson Vidal Blanc Ice Wine

That scrumptious piece of pumpkin pie that you’ve been waiting to dive into deserves an equally delicious wine to go with it. Fulkerson Vidal  Blanc Ice is perfectly sweet and is well worth the labor of love to produce it. At $25.99, it’s worth grabbing a bottle (or two) to go with dessert!

 

Bonterra Merlot from California, now available at Bottles & Corks.

Bonterra Merlot from California, now available at Bottles & Corks.

As a host gift, Merlot is a safe bet. It has a subtle, balanced mouth feel, and this Bonterra has friendly flavors of cherry, plums, oak, and spice (and all things nice). Plus, this received a 90pt rating from Wine Enthusiast, and it’s made from certified organic grapes! Winning!

Well, now it’s time to cross my fingers and hope for the best. Wish me luck, guys!

All of the wines listed here can be found at Bottles and Corks, located at 130 W Market St in Corning, NY. If you’re stuck on last minute recipe pairings or need that perfect hostess gift, Bottles and Corks is open on Thanksgiving day from 10am-5pm. We hope you have a happy, safe and wine-filled Thanksgiving, no matter what your favorite varietals are!

 

Kelsey_B&C

Kelsey is new to the Corning, NY region – but certainly not new to wine! She enjoys trying new recommendations and developing her palate while immersing herself in the Finger Lakes wine culture. When she isn’t working as a marketing consultant for vim & co., she enjoys exploring the Corning sites and spending her evenings with her husband watching Netflix (with wine of course!).