Wine of the Times
150 years of the perfect holiday wines
1861 was quite a year.
Abraham Lincoln took office and the Civil War broke out. But the turn of events that matters most (for your next celebratory dinner, at least) was the founding of Charles Krug winery, Napa Valley’s first, just in time for the inaugural Thanksgiving in 1863.
The lively acidity of Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc pairs exceptionally well with a wide variety of tastes, showing great versatility with everything from mashed potatoes and stuffing to hearty salads (think Spicy Green Beans with Bacon Candy--see the recipe). Pour Charles Krug Chardonnay for a buttery, rich complement to Peanut Turkey with Apples and Carrots (see the recipe).
For those craving red, there’s Charles Krug’s lush Merlot and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, both excellent pairings for a hearty, comforting holiday meal. Purchase now for the holidays.
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