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Green Thanksgiving: 5 Organic Wines for Dinner

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Organic wines come from grapes that are grown organically without chemicals or pesticides, and the many believe that “green” drinking is not only healthy but tastes better than wines made from conventionally grown grapes. If you are planning a green Thanksgiving this year, then consider bringing home one or more of the following organic wines for your family meal.

Organic Wine: Bonterra Vineyards Rose

Made in Mendocino County, the Bonterra Vineyards Rose is an excellent light and sweet wine. Serve it with pre-dinner appetizers or after dinner as a crisp, sweet way to finish off the meal. Made of Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Grenache, it smells like cherry blossoms and tastes like wild berries. An excellent organic wine.

Organic Wine: Louis Jadot, Beaujolais Blanc

Don’t be fooled by the lack of “organic” marketing on the label; the French Louis Jadot Beaujolais Blanc is made using organic farming practices. The wine comes from vines called Clos de Loyse has no contact with oak in order to preserve freshness. Made from 100 percent chardonnay, it’s an excellent wine to eat with your turkey dinner.

Organic Wine: Domaine de la Patience Merlot Vin de Pays

If you’re looking for a well rounded merlot to please your Thanksgiving guests this year, then the Domaine de la Patience Merlot Vin de Pays is the perfect choice. Rich and full, it will please the palate and balance any salad dishes or fill out the main course if you opt for a prime rib or roast this year instead of a turkey. If you choose not to serve this vintage at dinner, make it available during the appetizers or have it at the bar so your guests can help themselves. It’s a sure pleaser!

Organic Wine: Gunderlock Jean Baptiste Riesling

A light sweet wine, this organic Riesling is a perfect pair for a Thanksgiving dinner. It crisp clean taste will bring out the flavor of greens and cut through the heavier dishes. A refreshing vintage, the Gunderlock Jean Baptiste Riesling leaves room for the bountiful green Thanksgiving treats you’re preparing.

Organic Wine: Friedrich Becker Estate Pinot Noir

Don’t let the German name fool you: most of the grapes in this pinot noir come from Alsace and the rest come from Pfatz. Together, they create the medium-bodied Friedrich Becker Estate Pinot Noir that is sure to satisfy your guests. For those who appreciate red wine but prefer something less heavy considering the range of flavors in a Thanksgiving meal, this vintage will be sure to do the trick.

Buying Organic Wine for Your Green Thanksgiving Dinner

If you would like to buy one or more of the above wines for your Thanksgiving dinner, you can order as many as you’d like to try online. Take a look at what Wine.com, BevMo.com and TheOrganicWineCompany.com have to offer.

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