Thanksgiving Tips and Picks:
10 Great Thanksgiving Value Wines
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Are you ready for the prepping, the cooking, and the entertaining? If not, no worries. 10 Great Thanksgiving Value Wines is the second installment in Vino 301’s Selecting Thanksgiving Wines series. Selecting Thanksgiving Wine series hopefully helps to increase joy during your holiday and reduces stress.
We selected 10 wines to serve with your meal. These wines are under $25.00 and most importantly they are SO YUMMY! They pair well with most dishes. You can entertain with these wines as well. You will be a rock star this holiday. Most of them can be located at your local wine store.
10 Great Thanksgiving Wines
Wine Value Shopping Tips
Before you step foot in your wine store, keep in mind the following:
Call ahead – This is the busiest time of the year for the liquor industry. Many stores make 70 percent of their profit between Halloween and New Years. They are offering special for bulk purchases. Ask what specials are they offering, like 10% off case purchases and when are the specials available. Make sure you ask can the case be mixed. There is greater value with mixed case (e.g., different types of wine in a case).
Shop for the holiday season, not for a day – Realizing this blog’s subject is Thanksgiving; however, do not just purchase for that day. Save time and money. You can avoid multiple trips to the store when you purchase in bulk. There is value in purchasing in bulk. You can also serve the wine throughout the holiday season, or give bottles as gifts.
Avoid the displays – I cannot say with 100 percent certainty, but the wine on the displays did not make Wine Enthusiast 90 point or higher ranking. They are more for promotional value. You may not get the best value for your purchase.
Taste, taste and taste some more – Remember wine store owners are joyous this time of year because they are making money! They want you to buy. They are going to offer FREE wine tastings at least once a week, if not more. Shop owners are hoping you will try it, you like it, you will buy it. I am not encouraging you to buy everything, but I am encouraging you to try everything. You cannot always know what you like by solely reading the label. The bottle is open, try it.
Hope you have a safe, joyful, and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from the Vino 301 Wine Concierge Team.