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FREI BROTHERS

“Reserve” Zinfandel

(Dry Creek, California)

No frills; no pretense; just a tasty lively red that’s perfect for leftover hot turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey casserole, et al.

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POETS LEAP

Riesling 2016

(Columbia Valley, Washington) $20

Racy, pure, and sensational for the price. During the day on Thanksgiving, this is what I plan to be drinking while I’m cooking.

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DRY CREEK VINEYARDS

"Heritage Vines" Zinfandel 2014

(Dry Creek, California) $15

Big crowd at Thanksgiving? This juicy, spicy zin would be great with the meal.

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PODERI DI LUIGI EINAUDI

Dolcetto Dogliani DOCG 2015

((Dogliani, Piedmont, Italy) ) $18

A savory, deliciously bitter sleek red. Make sure lasagna is on the table (or something with lots of cheese and evoo).

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Ferraton Père et Fils

“Samorëns” Blanc 2016

(Côtes du Rhône, France) $14

A delicious round white wine like the kind you’d find in a zillion French bistros. Where’s the roast chicken?

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Côté Mas

Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé NV

(Limoux, Languedoc-Roussillon, France) $18

Got a party to go to? This is like fresh berries on a cloud. Much better than most inexpensive sparklers.

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Dave McIntyre

My friend Dave McIntyre at the Washington Post recently rated 29 of the Most Popular Cheap Wines (some cost as little as 7 bucks). Go Dave! Check out which wine tasted like “berries and cherries” and which wine was “sewer gas” here.

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Scheid

Scheid Sauvignon Blanc 2016

(Monterey, California) $20

The grass-and-sass school of SB. If you like New Zealand-style sauvignon, you’ll like this.

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Bogle

Bogle “Essential Red” 2015

(California) $12

Rugged, rustic, and ready for burgers, burritos and BBQ.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling 2015

(Columbia Valley, Washington) $10

Refreshing and dry. The perfect thing to drink while you are cooking.