Be the Most Popular Guest at Friendsgiving

published Nov 7, 2017
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Why do we love Friendsgiving? Well, there’s the buffet full of dishes you actually like (with no trace of that funky casserole your aunt always insists on). There’s the knowing you can get the wine you really want and actually enjoy it (instead of turning around to find that your college-age cousins have downed half the bottle). And, of course, there’s the spending quality time around the table with your weird and wonderful besties (as opposed to your weird and less-wonderful extended family).

This year, make the best part of the holiday a wine that’s worthy of your unique Friendsgiving table. Hess Select Wines crafts distinctive, flavorful bottles full of character — just like your crew.

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Central Coast Pinot Noir — perfect with the Friendsgiving turkey — carries the terroir of Monterey’s Gabilan Mountains, where grapes develop earthy aromas and notes of white pepper and pomegranate. On cheese plate duty? Bring a bottle of North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, a currant- and blackberry-kissed vino that loves an aged gouda. And if you’re updating marshmallowy sweet potato casserole (or sticking with the classic) you can’t go wrong with North Coast Sauvignon Blanc. Named for the rolling hillsides where the grapes are grown, this fruity sip is acidic enough to stand up to sweet-and-savory dishes.

If you want to explore the other wines from Hess just look for the lion on any bottle of Hess and you’ll be in good hands. It’s a little reminder to live with heart and courage, a mantra that’s served the Hess family — and its one-of-a-kind wines — for more than six generations. Like Thanksgiving with our favorites, that’s a tradition we can all raise a glass to.

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