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Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas right around the corner, I thought I’d share with you a few of my holiday wine picks for 2013 There are so many wines in an affordable price range to choose from. Here are just a few of my favorites:

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New Age White: Argentinas #1 selling white. ($8.99)

The perfect wine to pair with starters and cheese, Enjoy over ice and a spritz of lime. or on its own.  A deliciously crisp, refreshing slightly sweet and effervescent wine to enjoy with light appetizers or on its own as guests begin to arrive. A blend of 10% Sauvignon Blanc and 90% Torrontes.

I have never been a fan of chardonnay. Probably due to previous attempts at sipping this wine involved overly oaked varieties. That all changed as I discovered the following wines. Here are a few that I love.  While Kendall Jackson is nice  there are a few you may not have heard of that I find great:

Creme de Lys Chardonnay ($8.99)

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Creamy, and rich think creme brulee.  Hints of pineapple, green apple and vanilla.  I love this wine and it has single-handedly turned me into a chardonnay fan.

I also like Edna Valley Chardonnay ($11.99)

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A little more crisp, citrusy and acidic than the Creme de Lys, i also love this Chardonnay and is more suitable in pairing with many of your holiday meats and sides.

Chateau St Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay ($18.99)

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A 90 rated wine. After trying this wine I am forever a fan of Chardonnays. ESPECIALLY this one.  Probably my favorite Chardonnay.A great wine to pair with any holiday fare. Tropical fruit and rich creamy texture.

Let’s not forget about Gewurztraminer!!

Oliver Winery Gewurztraminer ($9.99)

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Excellent to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey and ham. A very unique wine with a hint of sweetness and spice.

Cloudline Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley Oregon ($17.99)

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Forever one of my favorite Pinot Noirs, second only to any from Witness Tree, A lighter bodied well that is very versatile with food as well as enjoying on its own.

Another even more affordable Pinot noir that I like is Seaglass ($9.99)

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Line 39 Petite Syrah $8.99

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This wine is for those that enjoy a rich, fuller bodied red. With loads of blackberry and hints of oak, and fruit notes with mild tannins.

All these wines are readily available at locals supermarkets including Marsh at Lockerbie in downtown Indy.

Happy Holidays!

~Deborah

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