'Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! So that's exactly what we are talking about today. I was fortunate enough to get some help from my local Scout and Cellar wine consultant. They offer clean-crafted small batch organic wines that have less sulfites, less sugar, and other icky additives that you just don't want in your wine! So here is my Thanksgiving Dinner and wine pairing for each course.
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What's the Best Wine To Bring to a Party?
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Scout and Cellar Wine Tasting
When I was approached by my local Scout and Cellar rep, Chelsea, I was SO excited because through the grape vine (pun intended) I had heard about these clean wines and had really heard nothing but great things about it. But, of course I had to taste and see for myself.
It's hard work, but someone has to do it. So in preparation for the approaching holiday season I set up a 3 course Thanksgiving Dinner and wine tasting with my girlfriends to really put this wine to the test!
Wine Pairing with Thanksgiving Food
- Chenin Blanc for our appetizer round
- Main course with a Cabernet Sauvignon
- Ended with a light Chardonnay.
It was a perfect trio of wines that was a great addition to any Thanksgiving meal!
Appetizer - Apple Honey Walnut Crostini paired with a Chenin Blanc
Scout and Cellar Wine Review
I'll be honest, I'm usually a red wine person (obviously...) But, I chilled down the Conte de le Terre Chenin Blanc and served up with the crostini it was perfection to start our meal! Its was light and floral and didn't over power but complemented it perfectly!
The Cabernet Sauvignon was an excellent match to the bold herbaceous flavors of our main course. It was so smooth and it was the crowd favorite at the tasting!
Then the chardonnay to wrap up the meal was delightful and bright! It paired well with the pumpkin and the apple pie and was pleasant to continue to sip on and have great conversation with friends!
So in addition to these wines actually tasting fabulous, you can be happy to know that they are grown with absolutely no synthetic pesticides, grown with sustainable farming practices, and zero added chemicals!