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5 Wines to DRINK this Thanksgiving

5 Wines to DRINK this Thanksgiving

We know there are plenty of lists out there on wines to pair with foods on Thanksgiving. But what about a list that is devoted entirely to wines meant for drinking? Period. No fuss over pairing with certain foods--just sip, dice that onion, sip, slice those carrots,...

Catherine Bugue, D.W.S.

Catherine Bugue, D.W.S.

WSET-Certified Instructor, Partner

Finding herself grinning from ear to ear cleaning out wine tanks as she volunteered at wineries back East, Catherine packed up and left New York City for Napa ten years ago. She worked at Cain Vineyard & Winery on Spring Mountain before melding her prior publishing career with her love of wine at Karen MacNeil & Company. Catherine co-authored an edition of the Wine Lovers Calendar with Ms. MacNeil whose book, The Wine Bible, is one of the best-selling wine books in the U.S.

Catherine earned her WSET Diploma in 2010. She sits on the Napa Valley Vintners and St Helena Star Tasting Panel and is a wine columnist for the Napa Valley Register and the St Helena Star. Catherine has taught individual wine classes at Napa Valley CollegeJV Wine & Spirits, and with Napa Valley Wine Academy. She currently handles international wine accounts for Balzac Communications & Marketing where she promotes regions such as Navarra, Rueda, Collio, Franciacorta and Chianti Classico.

Catherine also travels each year with the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux U.S. Tour and every other year she visits her in-laws in France, taking that opportunity to discover some of the country’s diverse wine roads.

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