Thanksgiving is – and has always been – my favorite holiday. As you pause for a moment on Thanksgiving with your friends and family, please enjoy this selection of fine wines. Here are my wine picks for Thanksgiving… Cheers!
Chene Bleu Vaucluse Rose 2017: While many Rosé drinkers look forward to the first flowers of Spring and the lengthening of days as a prelude to the arrival of a new vintage of fresh and lively Rosé, the true Rosé connoisseur knows that the best bottles don’t really express themselves until summer is well over and the leaves have changed from green to many shades of red and brown. Chene Bleu is such a Rosé made from Grenache and Syrah vines up to 60 years old from an area of the Rhone valley called “Vaucluse”. It shows the versatility of fine Rosé with food, the structure to stand up to meats like a succulent brined bird or a crowned rack of pork, as well as the elegance to match nearly any appetizer leading up to the main Thanksgiving meal. It will add elegance and color to your dining room on Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite Rosé selections every year and it hails from one of the most beautiful areas in France.
Marin Blomquist has been working at Young’s Market Company since 2002, and has been managing The Estates Group, the Fine Wine Division of Young’s, in California since 2012. Marin grew up in Sonoma around grape vines and wineries in a family that was in the food business. After working in restaurants and graduating with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science, the wine business essentially found him. Marin is a CSW and has travelled to wine producing regions in five continents. His is passionate about wine and appreciated its deep, rich place in history and the people and families connected to and through it around the world.