November newsletter

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!

New Wines

We are so excited to welcome seven Californian wines from world renowned, Carol Shelton. Carol Shelton has won many awards as a winemaker most notably for her Zinfandels. This woman-owned winery produces handcrafted wines that are carefully cultivated from exceptional vineyards across California. Each wine is unique and Carol enjoys naming them with playfulness as well as purpose. Her “Wild Thing” label denotes that the wine is produced using the wild yeasts found on organically grown grapes. We are very excited to carry a variety of Carol Shelton wines and we look forward to introducing you to them!

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!