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Thanksgiving wine and spirit picks

Reds, whites and more for the Thanksgiving table.

November 17, 2012|By S. Irene Virbila | Los Angeles Times

Here's the nitty gritty on the wines I've suggested for Thanksgiving. Don't make yourself crazy tracking these exact wines down, though. Any good wine retailer should be able to recommend an alternative for any and all of the wines listed below.


2009 J.L. Bonaccorsi White [Santa Barbara County]. From $16 to $20. Available from San Diego Wine Co. in San Diego, (858) 586-9463,; Topline Wine & Spirits in Glendale, (818) 500-9670,; Wade's Wines in Westlake Village, (818) 522-4445,; and Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,

2010 McPrice Myers "Terre Blanche" [Paso Robles]. About $28. Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463,; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454,; and the Wine Loft in Carlsbad, (760) 944-1412;


2009 Soter North Valley Pinot Noir [Willamette Valley, Ore.]. From $25 to $35. Mission Wine & Spirits in South Pasadena; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles; Wine Exchange in Orange; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111,

2011 Dominique Piron Morgon Côte du Py cru Beaujolais [Burgundy, France] About $20. Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463,; and Mission Wines in South Pasadena.

After dinner

St. George Spirits Agua Libre rum [California], about $50; St. George Spirits Aqua Perfecta poire eau de vie [California], about $40; Germain-Robin Craft Method Brandy [Mendocino County], about $48; Germain-Robin Select Barrel XO [Mendocino County], about $120. St. George Spirits products are sold at Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles (Marina del Rey), (310) 306-2822,; Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa; and Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles; Germain-Robin products (and some St. George Spirits items) can be ordered online from

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