for us, wine is the main event at thanksgiving, but we can’t wait to eat all. the. food. Stretchy pants, on!
celebrate making it through this intense year by popping open good clean spumante. it pairs perfectly with:
caramel apple baked brie appetizer
ingredients: 4-6 ounces brie cheese with rind cut off
10 ounces 1/2 a can apple pie filling
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons caramel
1 can of crescent roll dough, rolled out into one sheet
1 tablespoon butter melted, pinch of cinnamon for garnish
instructions: preheat oven to 350F. place crescent roll dough on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. place brie in the middle of the dough. top brie with apple pie filling, pecans, and caramel. take the ends of the dough fold to cover the brie. pinch the dough together to seal. don’t worry if it’s not perfect. brush top of dough with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. bake for 20 minutes or until the crescent dough has browned and is cooked through. remove and serve with apples, crackers, graham crackers, or toasted bread.
good clean rosé will pair with everything you serve, including turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole (the kind topped with marshmallows). it also goes great with pizza, if thanksgiving just isn’t your thing.
dry and versatile, good clean white is a perfect balance of fresh floral aromas and citrus flavors. it’s a memorable party guest because it’s easy drinking, interesting, high quality wine that’s easy on the wallet and pairs perfectly with turkey and sweet potatoes.
crowd friendly, affordable, versatile good clean red pairs well with turkey, gravy, sauces, and roasted vegetables. we are going to pair it with:
crockpot turkey meatballs in cranberry sauce
ingredients:2 lb bag frozen pre-cooked turkey meatballs
12 ounce bottle chili sauce
14 ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
instructions: place the cranberry sauce in a bowl and microwave at 45 second intervals until just melted.
whisk in the chili sauce, orange juice and brown sugar; stir until mostly smooth. place the meatballs in a slow cooker and pour the sauce over them. cook for 4 hours on low then serve, topped with parsley if desired.
toasting to friends, family, and health is more important than ever this year and we are going to finish this with sparkling rosé and dessert. wine is a memorable and refreshing complement to pumpkin pie. light and crisp good clean spumante rosé balances the sweet and spice.
pumpkin pie bites
1 pkg (14 oz) refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
1 cup solid pack pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter
mini muffin pan
directions: preheat the oven to 375°F. unroll the pie crusts and cut out 24 small rounds with a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter. spray mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and gently press the rounds into the wells of the pan. in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and cinnamon. evenly distribute the filling among the pie shells. bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the filling comes out clean and the crusts are golden brown. carefully remove the pies from the pan and cool them completely. top the pies with whipped cream and serve.
we wish all the good things in life be yours in abundance now and throughout the coming year. be sure to take a pic, post, and tag @goodcleanwine we want to see your pairings!
Because Good Clean Wine is minimal intervention, each year’s vintage will smell, look, and taste slightly different from the year before. ‘Tis the joy of clean wine—experiencing the nuances and personalities of each harvest.
Here, sommelier Darin Link and makeup artist Emily Edgar compare Good Clean Red 2018 to 2019 in a side-by-side tasting. Which year will emerge victorious? Watch below and see.