DRINK – What’s in our glasses for Thanksgiving

I usually get assigned the task of bringing the wine for holiday events. For Thanksgiving you always see wine experts recommending a good Pinot Noir or Riesling to pair with the meal. Not for me this year. I’m serving bubbly. If you think about it, Champagne or sparkling wine goes with just about any food, and the bubbles help cut through some of the rich foods that are part of the Thanksgiving meal.

Best of all, I got a deal. Seguras Viudas makes terrific Cava, the sparkling wine of Spain. It’s refreshing and lively. I picked up this magnum for only $9.97. Yes that’s right, $9.97 at Cost Plus markets. There were still plenty of bottles when I got mine yesterday. So a magnum is 1.5L which equals 2 standard bottles of wine. The funny thing is Cost Plus has the 750 ml standard bottle of the same Cava for the same price. Go figure. But go get some of this bubbly for the December holiday season. You’ve got an instant party in a bottle.

If you want a bottle that impresses, look for the Seguras Viudas bottle with the silver base — it’s only about 5 or 6 bucks more for a 750 ml bottle.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!

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