- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 25, 2010.
Not quite sure yet since I'm not in the States today. I could tell you what i would have had, but expect tonight o have a rather simple Italian wine with my dinner!
- Reply by Stephen Harvey, Nov 25, 2010.
Well its Thursday night in Australia and Thanksgiving is as you would expect not a big event over here
But with respect to my US Snooth friends I figured I should have a nice drink.
Unfortunately I did not have time to find an American wine but I decided to have a beer - Peroni, that was to celegrate the first day of the Ashes cricket test between the Aussies and the Poms.
For my American friends Aust v Eng in Cricket has been played since 1877 and generally is every 2 years alternating between Aust and Eng
This series is in Aust and the first test [as we call the 5 day internationals] was at the Gabba in Brisbane and Australia is in front on the first day bowling Eng out for 260 and we were 0 wckets for 25. So it was Thanksgiving for Aussie cricket supporters
Anyway we had a nice bowl of Pasta with my wifes bolognese sauce and before the pasta I had a glass of 2010 Heggies Rielsing from Eden Valley, a very nice crisp acidic Riesling from the Yalumba Team. At $15 a bottle it was nice and clean and fresh and nice follow on from the Peroni on a damp and humid [27C] day.
Cricket aside I needed it I started the day in McLaren Vale with a meeting with a client who is a major Contract Winemaker and then headed to town to deliver a paper to 50 Winery accountants on sales channel costing. Not quite the romantic side of the wine business. Finished the day trying to calculate the spread of excess and unprofitable wine by variety for the Australian industry as part of an M&A paper. Anyway back to the fun side of wine!
I then had the 08 Schild Estate SHiraz which was ranked 7 in the latest WS top 100
Look a very nice Barossa Shiraz which cost me $17 and definitely a great value for money wine. The mouthfeel is good with plenty of rich blackcurrant fruit supported by the vanilla overtones of American Oak. Nicely balanced and defintely has length. I di not get any overripe nuances which means the fruit was picked before the March 08 Heatwave. Definitely worth a look
Any way have a great Thanksgiving and I look forward to hearing about the great food and wine
- Reply by dmcker, Nov 28, 2010.
New Mexico sparkling, Alsatian riesling, Volnay pinot noir, Napa zinfandel and someone even brought a Felsina Rancia chianti. And single malt scotch after dessert. Suitably eclectic bunch of wines for a suitably eclectic match of dishes on the table. A good time had by all in an eclectic gathering with French and Austrian and Japanese and English and Canadian and Greek citizens at table together with American. In Tokyo, of course....
- Reply by Flamefighter, Nov 28, 2010.
We served a Peachy Canyon Snow Vineyard with the turkey and a simple chardonnay for the white wine drinkers. It is so hard to find the "right" wine with Thanksgiving Day turkey and all of the trimmings so I went with what was requested and it worked reasonably well.
- Reply by InWineTruth, Nov 29, 2010.
Found at our traditional table were a wonderful 2007 Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer, a Beaujolais Nouveau, a '09 Chiroubles Beaujolis with excellent acidity and balance around tart cherry notes, and my favorite Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, the '06 DuNah Sangiacomo Vineyards.