Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, October 4 2018

Top 10 : Wines to Give Thanks With

By: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
We give thanks for, and with, wine

Fall, friends, family, feasts.

Autumn's abundance is celebrated this Thanksgiving weekend through many cultural traditions and menus. Here at GOW, we give thanks for the access to a wide variety of wines, and the privilege to communicate wines of worth to a large audience.

Thanksgiving is one of the easiest meals to pair wines with, because there is no right or wrong selection. There are typically so many different flavours and dishes on the table, and personalities around the table, that most anything goes. Embrace the opportunity by selecting a few different bottles to crack and share. I recommend friendly, charming bottles that embody conversation and harvest camaraderie; that's what this celebration is really about, after all. Gamay and lighter reds, and pinot gris and creamy whites, are all suitable for turkey, chicken, ham, salmon and root vegetables, plus all the fixings. Dry rosés work to keep the palate fresh, and sparkling pairs with everything, always. Whatever your menu, just remember to keep the oak, tannins and alcohol in check, so as to not compete with the food. 

Here are our top 10 recently tasted bottles that we're happy to share around our Thanksgiving table, and with you.

Written By:
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi

Every week Treve Ring and Anthony Gismondi collaborate on our Top Ten list, released on Thursday morning, often with a timely theme. If you count carefully the list will more than likely exceed ten names but only because we believe if any wine is tied by a score that makes our list it should be included. We know many of you are wine savvy and can do your own sleuthing to locate our weekly picks but for those who asked: BCLS means it is sold in government retail stores; when we say private wine shops we mean it could be in any private wine shop or liquor retail store (LRS); winery direct means check with the winery online. If it’s not sold in BC we usually try and give you a suggested retail price. Prices change hourly in BC – the price we post is what we are given at publication.