Thanksgiving Advice with Eric Platt
Thanksgiving is a busy time in the wine industry. As I considered our customers, partners, and my own family, I realized that for many it may have been pre-pandemic since Thanksgiving was properly celebrated. I wondered which wine to choose for this special holiday. I stopped president of Artisans and Vines, Eric Platt, to ask which wines he planned to serve at his Thanksgiving table. Here is some of his advice:
“Thanksgiving is a great time to make wine an experience. By choosing a few curated but unique wines to have on the Thanksgiving table, you make it so that your guests are able to experiment and try different wines that suit their palette with the assortment of foods we see with a Thanksgiving spread. Having a variety of wines lets guests (and hosts!) explore wines they might not otherwise try on the day to day. So which wine would I choose? I say one of each!”
Featured Wines: Eric’s Thanksgiving Picks
1. Schumann-Nagler Riesling: This Rheingau Riesling is crisp and off dry with subtle notes of peach and lime.
2. Three Pillars Pinot Noir: A versatile Burgundian style Pinot from Sonoma.
3. Les Desmoiselles de le Fond Du Loup Chateauneuf-Du-Pape: This red wine from the Southern Rhone region of France features spicy red-fruit aromas and a lush texture.
Which one to serve? One of each, of course!
In the Press
Speaking of Carol Shelton wines, the 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel received 91 points and ranked #43 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of 2021. Here is how Wine Spectator describes it: “A juicy bomb of fruit, this red is also well-structured, with lively raspberry, toasty spice and roasted sage flavors that linger on a snappy finish. Drink now through 2028.”
From all of us at Artistans and Vines, we are thankful for all of your support. We wish you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!