Cupid's Pulse Article: Love & Libations: Celebrity Wines For Turkey DayCupid's Pulse Article: Love & Libations: Celebrity Wines For Turkey Day

By Yolanda Shoshana

I’m sure you noticed that the day after Halloween the Christmas stuff was out front and center. Let’s not forget about poor forgotten Thanksgiving. After all, it’s a day to remember to be grateful for family and friends. Who doesn’t love stuffing themselves with good food and libations on this holiday? While there are many wines to pair with your turkey day meal, here are some celebrity selections that are delicious and will make you feel fancy.

Different Celebrity Wines

 1) Moet Chandon Champagne Brut

It’s the first Champagne to even bother to work with celebrities.  The first ambassador was Scarlett Johannsson. No one knows why their relationship didn’t last, but the bubbles moved on to tennis great, Roger Federer, to continue with its sexy sipping.

You may not realize this, but sparkling wine is perfect to pair with a Thanksgiving meal since bubbles go with anything and everything. Most people wait for a special occasion to break out the Champagne.  What could be better than a meal with friends and family on a day full of gratitude? The wine would go great with turkey, but it’s perfect for your guest who simply likes to indulge in the side dishes.

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2) 2015 Napa Valley Three by Wade Red Blend/Wade Cellars

NBA player, Dwayne Wade has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. He and his wife/actress, Gabrielle Union, has just welcomed a baby girl. Wade has even taken time off from games to welcome his daughter.

As some of you may know, Wade is part of the secret NBA wine club. He enjoys wine so much that he started his own luxury wine label called Wade Cellars. The Napa Valley Three has some of the best red grapes swirled together such as Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel. The black fruit and floral notes would be perfect for celebrating the day with those you love.

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3) Lve Chardonnay/ Lve Collection by John Legend

John  Legend has been in the wine game for a few years now. He teamed with wine personality, Charles to create a wine that is elegant and sophisticated. Long story short, his wine is as smooth as his music. I would love to know what he and Chrissy Teigen pair his wines. Will she cook this Thanksgiving or have it catered now that she has two little ones? Whatever they do, I assume wine will be in hand.

This California produced wine would be a delight with your turkey and for those who are vegetarians at your table. It’s full and rich with notes of butter and toasted almonds. It’s the perfect pairing and works well with a good playlist featuring some of John’s music.

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 4) Miraval Rosé/ Chateau Miraval Cotes de Provence

While the love may be over between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie their wine remains something to fall in love with. When they released the rosé it sold out in minutes. When the couple announced their split, wine lover around the world panicked because no one knew would become of their beloved rosé.

The wine lives on until further notice. If you are a fan of a good French rosé, this one is for you. A glass of Miraval would be great as an aperitif when your guests arrive or as a kick off to a more intimate dinner.

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