Alyssa's Thanksgiving 3-Pack

Alyssa's Thanksgiving 3-Pack

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In the chaos of Thanksgiving prep it’s nice to have something to sip on while you wait for your potatoes to boil, your pastry to rest, your cranberry sauce to thicken. Whatever dish it may be, when you have a moment before moving on to the next task, might I recommend a nice pour of Bonal Gentiane-Quina Aperitif des Mortagnes de la Grand Chartreuse? Herbaceous and bittersweet, with notes of fig, plum, subtle earthy spice, and liquorice, Bonal is the perfect refreshment before a big feast. Known as “ouvre l’appetit”, or the key to the appetite, this fortified French aperitif wine stimulates the palate and pairs well with a nice spread of salty snacks. I recommend drinking it over ice with a lemon swath. 

If your family is anything like mine, you’ll have a little time to kill before the main event begins. Grab a 4 pack of Shacksbury Cider 'Deer Snacks' and your 3 favorite cousins for a little euchre, and before you know it it’ll be time to eat. Made from foraged apples and fermented with wild yeast, this cider is crisp, super dry, and refreshing with just enough funk to give it some interest without being overpowering. Add a splash of bonal to make a riff on a Kir Normandy if you are feeling adventurous. 

When the table is set and dinner is finally ready, go ahead and open up Venta la Vega 'Adaras Aldea' Red Blend La Mancha (Almansa), Spain 2019. A lovely medium bodied red blend of 80% Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet), and 20% Syrah with notes of bright cherry and pomegranate, and earthiness just enough tannins to stand up to richer fare (even desert! If it lasts that long). Well balanced with a slightly plush mouthfeel, this wine will fit in perfectly with your thanksgiving spread.