Thanksgiving week is upon us! We've teamed up with one of Denver's very most beloved eateries, Restaurant Olivia, to help create this lovely gift pack of three outstanding wines for the holiday season. As most people know by now, Denver restaurants were closed to in-person dining this past Friday (check out this article from 5280). With fewer options for keeping our once-thriving restaurant scene intact savvy restauranteurs, like the folks at Olivia, are looking for innovative ways to offer their customers new options.
Welcome to The Wine Ship 2020 Thanksgiving Wine Buying Guide! My intention is to introduce you to remarkable wines that pair beautifully with the holiday spread. Thanksgiving looks a lot different in 2020. We may not find ourselves surrounded by the same circumstances we are accustomed to this year, but we will definitely have some wonderful wines to brighten our spirits! Perhaps this year we find ourselves more grateful than ever before.
Each of the 23 bottles in this guide was hand-selected for its outstanding quality, flavors, and pairing versatility. We begin—as all of the best parties do—with bubbles, then to “bright” or high-acid white wines, then on to classic Chardonnay, Rosé, Italy (it has a special place with the menu), Pinot Noir, and finally to Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ll even find a couple irresistible bonus wines in the mix. I’ve added links to some of my favorite Denver retailers to help you track down the wines, but please respond to this email directly for help ordering.
At the end of the guide, you will find access to a virtual showdown pairing experience I created with fellow Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, Nathan Frye. This provides an opportunity for you to experience multiple ways to approach pairing the courses of your feast.
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The best days are spent with happy people, drinking wine, and smiling even when the year has been a tough one. Sean and Nicole Minor GET IT!!!
It’s officially fuzzy sweater and cozy beverage season. I had so much fun making mulled wine in the crockpot over the weekend! A few of you asked for the recipe, so here you go!
How-To Prepare Arrosticini Abruzzesi, Plus the Perfect Pairing with Zaccagnini Rosé and Montepulciano d'Abbruzo
Join me for a new experience in food and wine pairing! I'm making arrosticini abruzzesi, a traditional Italian street food, for the first time. I'm pairing this delicious nosh with the beautiful Rosé and Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from Zaccagnini Wines