Thanksgiving - that wonderful holiday that's all about food and family and friends and football - is just less than three weeks away. If you stress about what wines to pair with the variety of dishes that find their way to the table on Thanksgiving, let us help! Starting this weekend, you'll find a display of Exit 9's Staff Picks for this holiday on the shelves just by the Customer Service desk. It'll be loaded with can't-go-wrong selections. And why wait to try them? Start now to hone in on some top picks. Like the Domaine Chanson 2018 Vire-Clesse from France.
When this wine came into the store about a month ago I was immediately intrigued. I discovered Vire-Clesse is a part of the Macon region of Burgundy, home to world-class Chardonnay. I also discovered this wine has scored 90 points from Wine Enthusiast magazine. I finally tried it last night, and it is exceptional. It's light and elegant with a sunny citrus note on the nose and an ethereal wisp of fruit on the palate. LIght-bodied yet finely structured, it delights and surprises with every sip. For me, it was like making a new friend; this wine makes you want more of it. For Thanksgiving, for cheese plates, with fish, and just because. Tres, tres bon.