Thanksgiving Day (Jour de l'Action de grâce in Canadian French) is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.
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    • 2012 Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel Today...

      2012 Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel Today I’m thankful for CHEEZ, stylish cowboy hats, turkey, and good wine! I’m getting ready to gobble and get rowdy with a Zin; Biale Vineyards’ “Black Chicken” (code name in the 1930’s for then underage winemaker Aldo Biale’s homemade Zin) is always up to the task. So this vintage ...

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    • Pedro’s Palo Cortado Sherry Almacenista Selection

      I like sherry. There, I’ve said it. Call me middle aged if you like, but I don’t care, sherry, like a nice bow tie, is cool. Palo Cortado takes sherry to a whole new level of lovely. Theoretically it’s only made by accident, when the layer of flor on a fino sherry dies off unexpectedly, exposing the wine to the air, which oxidises it and sends it nutty.

      Golly's Wine Drops- 20 readers -
    • Our Writers On What They’ll Be Sipping This Thanksgiving

      The staff of Alcohol Professor pick their favorite wine, beer, spirits and cocktails for the holiday Brian Petro: I made a pact with someone not to drink any Christmas beers until Thanksgiving, and Christmas beer season in one of my favorites. Richly flavored winter warmers leave their flavors on your tongue all evening, and you drink them in the company of great people.

      Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor- 6 readers -
  • Creative Mixologist in NYC Creates Gobble Go Cocktail Shooter

    … Our daughter, Erin Sullivan, provided a photo and cocktail shooter recipe in a recent edition of Food & Wine Magazine. Erin is a mixologist and beverage consultant in New York City. Below is the photo of the Thanksgiving cocktail shooter created by Erin at The Third Man. The recipe follows. Gobble Go Gobble Go…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 1 readers -
  • Post-Thanksgiving Pairing Analysis

    … Many of you out there probably think the big Thanksgiving Day match was the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Dallas Cowboys. For me, though, the real faceoff was at my dinner table as we tried pairings from two different wineries with roast turkey and a variety of sides. How did it all turn out? Well, I can tell you that both wines performed…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Loverin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Be happy and thankful.

    … skip to main | skip to sidebar Happy Thanksgiving to all. There is a lot of stuff in my life that I am thankful for, I just have to remind myself now and again just how very fortunate I am. Enjoy family, friends, food and a nice chilled glass of Sauvignon blanc, or any other wine you deem desirable alongside all those Thanksgiving fixings. Let's get the holiday season started! …

    Vinsanityin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Thirsty Thursday Thanksgiving Fix: Blandy’s Madeira Rainwater

    … harvest pumpkin color glints with ruby and amber and running tears. Aromas: Bold, warming aromas of dried apricot, fig, crème brûlée, and a light ash invite. Palate: ample sweetness gets tidied up by lively acidity, mild tannins, soft but warming alcohol and a medium body. Nothing feels out of place. Flavors: Bright brambly strawberries…

    WAYWARD WINE- 3 readers -
  • John gives thanks

    … Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival” by pairing with McFadden Farm for a Dungeness crab and wine extravaganza. Perhaps eight to 10 mind-blowingly delicious crab dishes and bubbly from the California State Fair Wine Competition’s Best of Show Sparkling wine producer. Oh, and three Wine Enthusiast 90 Point Whites and a 95 Point Wine X/Just…

    John Cesano/ John on Wine- 3 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving: Sparkling Selections of Washington Wine and Cider

    … Happy Thanksgiving: Sparkling Selections of Washington Wine and Cider My two themes for Thanksgiving refreshment? The first is Washington State. The other? Bubbles. I couldn’t pass up the chance to snag a magnum of Syncline’s Scintillation Rosé, hailing from the picturesque Columbia Gorge. A big bottle is the way to go for a large crowd…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink- 4 readers -
  • Holiday Wine Picks Not That Tough

    … Thanksgiving is a time for family, memories, and sharing great meals. It’s also a time for family squabbles, uncomfortable moments, and shouting matches. Okay, that’s a bit harsh but annually holiday gatherings can have their moments of tension. Why add to the tension by over thinking the menu or the wine choices? Keeping it simple is never…

    Howard W. Hewittin Riesling- 6 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    … What’s on the wine menu at your house today? The WannabeWinos will choose from: 2 Roses, 1 Sancerre, 1 Pinot Blanc, 4 Gruner Veltliners, 3 Pinot Noirs, 2 Cabernet Francs, 1 Grenache, 1 Sauternes, 1 Tokaji and one Viognier blend dessert wine. Gobble Gobble! Filed under: Thanksgiving…

    Wannabe Wino Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving!—2014

    … Happy Thanksgiving! Last year, on this site, I mentioned that my boys and I had started a bit of a tradition–for the last two years we would head down to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade and watch it to the end. Even though it was cold last year, it was not all that difficult to convince them since Dunkin Donuts gives out free hot…

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  • Throwback Thursday (Thanksgiving 2007)

    … Gentle Readers, Ahhh, Thanksgiving's past. The House Blonde's Thanksgiving Poem, Jake's plea on behalf of turkeys everywhere, mesquite roasted turkey, a visit from Stevie the Spy (Minion of the Dark Side who denies being Harriet the Spy's daddy), the Kosmik Kid on Spodee Ode, Palm Springs at night, Sonny Bono, a great cup of coffee, and a great Bloody Mary. Oh I know, just personal indulgence, but it's only five minutes and change. Worth a click. Thankee. Can't see the video? Click here. As Ever, …

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  • Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

    …… That means YOU, dear reader. I write it and you find it interesting enough to read, for whatever reason known only to you. Also on the blogger side, I’m thankful to those wineries who are sending their wines for me to taste from all over the world, expanding my palate opportunities. I adore my friends on Facebook, too. Facebook has expanded my friend…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    … Thursday, November 27, 2014 Happy Thanksgiving! Posted by Debbie Gioquindo at 3:13 AM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: thanksgiving Post a Comment Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) …

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 1 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving: A Day Of Reflection

    … Today, many of us will gather together with family, friends and others, savoring a lavish feast of food and drink. We might go to local football games, watch it on TV or watch something else, like the Macy's Day Parade. We will talk and laugh, toast and cheer, savoring all the goodness of the day, reveling in the joy of the holiday. However…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
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