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Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
European Winery of the Year – Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2001 Wine Star Awards
89 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine Ideas“Both landowner and partner of the best winegrowers in the South of France, Gérard Bertrand manages over 325 hectares of vineyards across varying Languedoc terroirs. He fully understands the movement toward expressive, well-balanced and elegant wines that remain accessible and affordable.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Gerard Bertrand is well-known for producing fantastic wines at excellent prices. This affordable French Sparkling wine gives you all of the tradition and sophistication of an expensive Champagne at just a fraction of the price! Crafted using a blend of Chardonnay 70%, Chenin Blanc 20%, and Mauzac 10%, after the still wine is blended and barrel fermented, Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut undergoes a second bottle fermentation (methode tradionelle), also known as méthode champenoise in the Champagne Region.

A pale straw color in the glass with greenish reflections, Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut displays subtle aromas of lemon, apple, grapefruit, honey, biscuits, roasted hazelnuts, and white flowers. Take a sip, and you will find tiny, elegant bubbles, a magnificent balance and structure, clean acidity, and a long, crisp finish. Serve as an aperiteif, or pair with fruits, nuts, salads, light poultry, seafood, and pasta dishes and simple starters like this Herbed Crème Fraîche Dip with Crudités.

Serve as an aperiteif, or pair with fruits, nuts, salads, light poultry, seafood, and pasta dishes and simple starters like this Herbed Crème Fraîche Dip with Crudités. View This Recipe Here

$16.99 – 750ml

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Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
European Winery of the Year – Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2001 Wine Star Awards
87 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasGerard Bertrand is well-known for producing fantastic wines at excellent prices. This affordable French Sparkling wine gives you all of the tradition and sophistication of an expensive Champagne at just a fraction of the price! A combination of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir grapes, Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé is barrel fermented as a still wine, and then undergoes a second bottle fermentation (methode tradionelle), also known as méthode champenoise in the Champagne Region.

A soft and subtle salmon pink in color, Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé offers up aromas of strawberry, white raspberry, apple, brioche, and soft spices. In the mouth, this elegant sparkler delivers a fine perlage, a clean minerality, and richflavors carried through from the nose. The structure is well-balanced, and creamy, and the finish is fresh with a nice length.
Enjoy this complex and charming sparkling wine as an aperitif or alongside shellfish, salads, white meat turkey, cheeses or desserts. This is truly a wine for every occasion! Pick up a bottle and try this recipe for Baked Camembert with Pears tonight.

Enjoy this complex and charming sparkling wine as an aperitif or alongside shellfish, salads, white meat turkey, cheeses or desserts. This is truly a wine for every occasion! Pick up a bottle and try this recipe for Baked Camembert with Pears tonight. View This Recipe Here

$16.99 – 750ml

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Clos du Bois Chardonnay
North Coast AVA, California
90 Points – Wine & Spirits, Best Buy

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasClos du Bois Chardonnay is a brilliant straw yellow in color. Intense aromas of apple, ripe pear and sweet lemon fill the nose and are complemented by toasty oak, spice and butter notes.

The palate is bright and juicy, flavors of ripe pear and crisp green apple touched by vanilla and toasty caramel notes. A silky texture gives way to a long, smooth and rich finish wrapped in hints of butter and toast thanks to malolactic fermentation and sur lie maturation. This ripe, full-bodied Chardonnay is perfect for sipping alone but is also an amazing complement to starters like shrimp cocktail or roasted butternut squash soup or main dishes roast turkey, whole baked fish & potatoes, or pasta in cream sauce.

This ripe, full-bodied Chardonnay is perfect for sipping alone but is also an amazing complement to starters like shrimp cocktail or roasted butternut squash soup or main dishes roast turkey, whole baked fish & potatoes, or pasta in cream sauce. View This Recipe Here

$14.99 – 750ml

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling
Columbia Valley, Washington
91 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasChateau Ste. Michelle’s Columbia Valley Riesling is a blend of Riesling from throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley. Crafted in the “off-dry” style, Columbia Valley Riesling is crisp with a medium-sweetness, with floral, ripe apple, juicy peach, and sweet lime notes on the nose and in the mouth. The sweetness is balanced very well by a brisk minerality and clean-cutting acidity. The finish is long and elegant with lingering sweet fruit and subtle mineral notes.

This “any day Riesling” is delightful on its own, as an aperitif, but also matches easily with a variety of foods. Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling pairs beautifully with fresh fruit, mild cheeses, simple salads, and roast turkey. Chateau Ste. Michelle offers up a number of pairing suggestions and delicious recipes, including one of our favorites, Spicy Pumpkin Soup! View This Recipe Here.

$11.99 – 750ml

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St. Francis White Splash
California
91 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasSt. Francis White Splash is a lively blend of four highly aromatic and flavorful white grape varietals: Muscat 40%, Gewurztraminer 23%, Pinot Gris 21%, and Viognier 17%. Each variety is fermented separately, and then blended to achieve the wine’s luscious body and ripe fruit flavors. The nose offers up enticing aromas of pear, citrus, melon, golden delicious apple, honey, jasmine, and lychee fruit.

In the mouth, this unique blend is light, dry, crisp, smooth, and fruity. Bright, fruit-forward flavors, including peach, pear, green apple, honeydew melon, mango, and citrus are accompanied by a full body, refreshing natural acidity, and crisp finish.

Enjoy this approachable white blend on its own as an aperitif, or paired with a variety of dishes, including salads, seafood, chicken and Asian food. White Splash is also an excellent choice for your holiday table, as it stands up well to many rich and flavorful foods. Think pumpkin dishes, spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, white meat turkey, stuffing, and Spiced Cranberry-Apple Chutney. View This Recipe Here

$12.99 – 750ml

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Benziger Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, California
88 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasIn the glass, herbaceous aromas introduce the wine. This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a layered wine with lush cherry, plum and sweet earth flavors. The cool climate climate of the Russian River Valley resulted in a balanced Pinot with both red fruit flavors and lean, elegant acidity. The mouth-feel is smooth with a medium to long finish.

Benziger Russian River Pinot Noir is delicious alongside all of your Thanksgiving favorites from stuffing and cranberry sauce to dark meat turkey, or even Herb-Marinated Rack of Lamb. View This Recipe Here

$29.99 – 750ml

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Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva
Tuscany, Italy
90 Points – Wine & Spirits
90 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasNozzole Chianti Classico Riserva shows the distinctive Sangiovese fragrance of ripe cherries and dark berries offset by pronounced woodsy notes of leather and earth. These scents carry through onto the palate in a full, mellow texture and firm structure underscored by a clean acidic balance and elegant tannic backbone. The ripe fruit flavors and nuances of smoke and mushrooms lead into a long, full finish promising excellent longevity.

This high-quality, high-value Chianti provides pleasant food-friendly characteristics, including ample acidity and smooth, medium tannins, making it an excellent choice to pair with rich holiday entrees such as roast turkey and beef rib roast, and flavorful side dishes like this Sausage & Herb Stuffing. View This Recipe Here

$19.99 – 750ml

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Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley, California

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasIt seems only fitting to pair a classic American red Zinfandel with the classic American holiday of Thanksgiving. Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a deep purple-red in color, and displays aromas of black raspberry jam, red currant, dark cherry, and plum fruit, along with notes of nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, and clove.

Smooth, supple , and full-bodied, in the mouth, concentrated flavors of red and black currant, blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry, plum, raspberry jam and black cherry, meld with spicy hints of black and white pepper, nutmeg and toasty oak. Rustic tannins provide a nice backbone and give way to a long, opulent, mouth-coating finish with a lingering touch of tart cranberry.

Pair this decadent Dry Creek Valley Zin with roast duck, goose, or dark meat turkey, herb-crusted lamb, and flavorful accompaniments such as sage dressing, spicy green bean casserole, chestnut stuffing, or Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms. View This Recipe Here

$19.99 – 750ml

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Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah
Colchagua Valley, Chile
92 Points – The Wine News
88 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
87 Points – Wine Enthusiast
87 Points – Wine Spectator
87 Points – Wine Access

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasMontes Cherub is a brilliant raspberry pink in color, and offers up intense aromas of strawberry, raspberry, and red cherry, with herbal undertones. This dry rosé of Syrah is rich and lively on the palate, displaying a strong fruit presence, including flavors of strawberry, red cherry, plum, and orange peel, along with notes of rose petal, and spice. A strong acidic backbone and subtle tannins provide a nice structure. This vibrant rosé provides a rich, creamy mouthfeel, concentrated fruit, and a delightfully long and lively finish.

This medium bodied rosé is quite versatile and stands up well to a variety of foods. Think prosciutto and melon, bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp, grilled vegetables, roast poultry, baked ham, or Herb-Roasted Pork Roast and Cranberry Chutney. View This Recipe Here

$11.99  – 750ml

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After Dinner Treats

 
Fonseca Bin No. 27 Porto
Portugal
90 Points – Wine Spectator
88 Points – Wine Enthusiast

“Fresh and grapey with plenty of grip and power behind dark plum chocolate and berry flavors that feature slate and pepper notes.” – Wine Spectator, 90 Points

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations, November Wines, Wine Ideas, Thanksgiving WInes, Holiday Wines, Holiday Wine Ideas, Wine for the Holidays, Wine Centers, NJ, NJ Wines, NJ Wine IdeasFonseca Bin 27 offers high-quality and consistency at an affordable price. The color is an intense, dark ruby, and the bouquet offers up rich blackberry, cassis, cherry, and plum aromas interwoven with notes of spice.

The palate is full-bodied, round, and well-structured, with a luscious mouth-feel. Ripe and flavors of blackberry, black currant, and cherry are complemented by soft tannins, which lead to an intense and lingering finish.

Bin 27 is an ideal match to strong-flavored hard cheeses like aged Gouda or farmhouse Cheddar. For desserts, think chocolate, berries, and nuts… Pecan pie, dark chocolate brownies, Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Truffles, or a high-quality bittersweet chocolate bar would be perfect accompaniments. View This Recipe Here

$13.99 – 750ml

Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie Cream Liqueur

Pumpkin Pie: An enticing blend of pumpkin, brown sugar and nutmeg combine for a smooth, creamy liqueur that is reminiscent of homemade pumpkin pie.

Apple Pie:
A lush and creamy all natural Liqueur with a warm and inviting apple pie flavor with notes of cinnamon and caramel. Like the original Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur, the product embodies the traditional, warm memories of the early fall season.

$12.99 – 750ml

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