Celebrate Thanksgiving With These Two American Wines

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Thanksgiving Facts Snippet: Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated mainly in Canada and the United States on the second Monday of October and the fourth Thursday of November respectively. The premise for celebrating is gratitude for the current and previous year’s harvest. Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, and has also long been celebrated in a secular manner  (adapted from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving website).

Wherever we are in the world we can all find something to be grateful for – so let’s raise a glass to that!

The Prospector California 49er blend. 13% abv. This 2012 vintage red wine packs a blackberry and black cherry punch thanks high durif and zinfandel proportions. Syrah devotes spice while malbec brings plummy notes. There are a lot of grapes in here! Historically California was the epicentre for the 1840s Gold Rush. Today, much of the region is home to vineyards that produce beauties like the Prospecto. Recommended for steak and robust red meat dishes. RRP £11.99.

Paul Levieux Renaudin Legacy. 13.5% abv. This Californian dry white wine is produced from pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes in a methode traditionnelle dating from the 1800s. Reed Renaudin, the actual winemaker, is directly descended from the great Paul Levieux Renaudin (founder of Bollinger Champagne), and this wine is a fitting tribute. The nose bursts with lively citrus, and the palette hints at cherry blossoms and almonds. Enjoy the creamy, long finish.  RRP £19.99.

These wines are just two from an extensive catalogue at www.laithwaites.co.uk. At all times please drink responsibly – see www.drinkaware.co.uk for guidance.


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