The Hotlist: November 2017 - Wines we love that keep us warm
Are you starting to feel a bit chilly? We have been starting to feel a bit chilly. It is November after all. Summer is well and truly over, Fall is in full swing, and Winter is creeping up on us. Some of you have probably seen your first snow fall. Oh god and then there's Thanksgiving coming up and the start of the holiday season. Good thing wine is there to help, and we got just the right wines that are going to warm you up and get you through this month!
Turkey wines - The ultimate thanksgiving wines
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and with the feast comes a ton of wine. We have spotted a few roast turkey with cranberry and stuffing subs around the office, and like those cheating turkey subs, why should we wait to enjoy turkey wines? We are thinking Carignan, Pinot Noir, Cinsault, and Viognier here to wash down all that glutenous goodness.
Out there shit, like, wines we've never heard of
Friends went mental when they tried the Trousseau Gris we had a couple weeks ago. They stared at us in horror when we told them just how rare it was. Nobody had heard of it, but they loved it, and were then told it was almost impossible to find anywhere else. Makes you feel like you stumbled across something special. Same can be said for recent experiences with Lagrein and Valdiguie, two wines that are at least a little bit easier to find, but really feel like you are a cool kid in the know about something secretive. Shh! Don't tell nobody!
Tempranillo, especially if its from the good ol' US of A.
Tempranillo is an amazing grape, and we ceratainly adore a rich Rioja. In fact Rioja is a seriously good old world wine that is way more fun and accessible than a good Bordeaux. But Tempranillo is also finding its roots here in the USA. Its taken some time, but American winemakers are finally starting to get Tempranillo right. Hooray! We are super excited to try RAM Cellars Tempranillo as well as Fableist Tempranillo. We also need to do something about the pools of drool that collect every time somebody mentions these wines.
There are going to be so many more wines we will try. We love hearing about what you love, so if you are willing drop a comment below! Its always more fun to start a discussion. Also please subscribe to our mailing list and we will keep you up to date on everything that is going on. Plus what we are drinking and what our friends are drinking. Are you our friend?