As the days grow shorter, the air gets a crispness that signifies the change from autumn into the holiday season, and our thoughts gravitate to our holiday celebrations — Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years — what to cook and what wines to pair with the feasts and family.
Join Villa Maria on Twitter on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 5pm PST (8pm EST) to taste and talk about a pair of Villa Maria wines — the 2015 Private Bin Pinot Gris and the 2015 Private Bin Pinot Noir. The event will be moderated by Janet Fouts (@JFouts) and Villa Maria (@VillaMaria_Wine and @VillaMaria_USA) winemaker Helen Morrison (@Helen_wine) will be joining in from New Zealand to answer your wine questions and share the winemaking experience. There will be giveaways during the event, so don’t miss all the fun. Use the the hashtag #SipNZPinot to follow all the action.
Thanksgiving wine pairings can be tricky, as the diverse offerings on the table make pairing a challenge. After many years of experimentation, we’ve found that serving pinot noir and pinot gris at Thanksgiving is the perfect pairing. With Villa Maria, you’ll get a quality wine at a friendly under $20 price-point.
The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. Each wine is crafted in the unique, fruit-driven style of New Zealand, showcasing the very best of the country’s distinct wine regions. Villa Maria sources grapes from New Zealand’s premium grape growing regions, including Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, and produces wines in state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Auckland and Marlborough. The winery Sir George Fistonich started in 1961 is still family owned and stands as an icon of superior quality and innovation in New Zealand winemaking. In 2016, Drinks International named Villa Maria the most admired wine brand in New Zealand and among the top 10 most admired wine brands in the world.
Grab a bottle (or two!) and join us on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 5pm PST (8pm EST) to launch the start of the holiday season.
Full disclosure per FTC Act 16, CFR 255 :: Compensation (that means paid!) is being provided for this announcement and for participating in the Twitter event.