Choose white wines with a bit of body. Davis says if you find a good French chardonnay, pick one up. She suggests those from the Loire Valley as the region produces un-oaked chardonnays that are stainless steel fermented. They are bright, fresh and slightly acidic. But don’t count California chardonnays out.
When choosing sparkling wine for the Thanksgiving table, lean dry and nutty with soft bubbles. Tight bubbles tend to dry out as well as wear out the palate. Another affordable bottle at the Davis Thanksgiving table this year will be Loire Valley’s Atmospheres from Jo Landron.
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