We are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with Brian’s parents this year. I’m VERY thankful for our amazing family. Both sides are super supportive of our careers even though it has taken us very far away from home. It has also given us reasons to spend long stretches of time together during the holidays which includes great food and of course wine. We started off the holiday with the 2011 Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Merlot, the first major wine for Mondavi that I helped make. To round out the reds we have the Beringer 2010 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (also a wine I helped make), Ruffino 2011 Chianti Classico, Chapelle St Arnoux 2010 Vacqueyras and of course what Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without some 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau (ours by Georges Duboeuf). For the whites, a Gabbiano Muscato, a 2009 Pouilly-Fuisse and rounded out by a Gavi from Principessa Gavia.

Good times to study and to celebrate!

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