Design Soup| 2013 Thanksgiving Wine Selections

Over the past few weeks we have designed a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape using burlap, set the perfect place setting, and created fancy folded napkins in preparation of our holiday feast.  This week we will be cooking up the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner for our family and friends, but you may be wondering which wine to serve with your menu.  Not a wine connoisseur? Not a problem.  We asked our friend and wine expert Adam Japko of which wine selections he recommends for you! Whether you pop the cork on a red wine, white wine or bubbly for your holiday feast, we hope that you will give at least one of these wonderful selections a try.

1) These Cabernets are moderately priced and great red wines for California wine lovers:


2009 Liparita Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, pleasantly mid weight with anise flavor. With medium tannins, the wine is a wonderfully elegant young California Cabernet.

2010 Hoopes Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of greater richness, with deeper fruit.  It remains seamless wine with noticeably refreshing lines of acidity coming through as it begins to finish. The wine’s complexity intensifies with its step up in weight, making for a more familiar classic California Cabernet experience.

2009 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon is the clear big brother of this set of wines. With deep purple color it delivers a big, fat palate impression. It will be a favorite for fans of the classically bold and more modern California Cabernets.

2) 2010 Copain Tous Ensemble, Mendocino County

copain 2010

2010 Copain Tous Ensumble from California, a delicious Syrah and bargain at $23.  A beautiful and gorgeous purple red color, sweet oak, and gorgeous floral notes.

3)  2010 Huet Clos du Bourg (Sec), Vouvray

2010 Clos Du Bourg

2010 Huet Clos du Bourg (Sec), Vouvray $32.This white wine is extremely versatile on the thanksgiving table because of its residual sugars and acidity while still being a semi dry wine.  And, that’s why I like it for Thanksgiving. Savory and sweet, no matter, this wine will stand up to all. I can not recommend this wine enough and am hard pressed imagining too many white wines for $32 that will provide as much stunning drinking pleasure.

* Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label


Adding to Adam's recommendations here . . . I wanted to sneak in one of my favorite champagnes, Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label! This delicious bubbly is usually available in most local market places (Costco, World Market) with a moderate price point ~$49.  For those who like the bubbly, this is a festive addition to any holiday feast.

I am far from an expert in the wine world, but I do appreciate good wines and I would like to thank Adam for his expertise and sharing this year's 2013 Thanksgiving Wine Selections with us today!

Be sure to check out Adam's wine blog at!

Which selection will you be serving at your Thanksgiving table?  Send us your Thanksgiving feast photos, we would love to see them.  Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more fun and creative ideas!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Corinne Gail

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