Tanji Talks: Holiday Wines Under $20

While you’re shopping, chopping and cooking for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to pick up some wine! I pay a visit to my friends at CBS Austin to share my $20 or less wine finds that will go with all of the sweet, savory and spicy dishes on your holiday table. Catch the full segment here.

For my rosé-all-year fans, I have the Gérard Bertrand Cote des Roses Rosé. It’s crisp, has a bright acidity and a dry finish. Great for sipping before the big dinner, or drinking alongside your green bean casserole and corn pudding. $15

The Les Charmes Macon-Lugny is a French Chardonnay that isn’t buttery like the American versions. You’ll taste toasty notes, crisp acidity and hints of fruit. This wine cuts nicely through the richness of most Thanksgiving dishes. $13

Rodney Strong Sonoma Chardonnay is a more classic style. It’s aged in oak, so you’ll taste the richer buttery vanilla flavors making it fuller-bodied than its French counterpart. $17

If you want to shake it up, try the Becker Vineyards Viognier. On the nose, you’ll smell jasmine and honeysuckle and taste mellow notes of peaches. This is a great turkey wine. $11

An option for those who prefer to drink red over white, pick up the Etude Lyric Pinot Noir. It goes well with just about everything – even pie! $17

4 Responses to Tanji Talks: Holiday Wines Under $20

Mary Schulze says: December 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm

What wine goes best with pork tenderloin?

    Tanji says: December 23, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Mary – You can’t go wrong with a Pinot Noir! 🙂 The Crossings is a lovely choice, Love Pinot Noir (HEB), and Josh makes a very nice pinot. Check with your H-E-B wine folks too – they are a wealth of knowledge. Merry Christmas 🙂


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