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Kushman By The Bottle: Wine For Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is coming up and resident wine expert Rick Kushman has some useful wine advice for the big meal. Kushman will also explain a new study about wine, the atmosphere and how our body's chemical response to it. 
Rick's Picks for Thanksgiving:
  • Chateau St. Michelle, Columbia Valley, Washington
  • Matchbook, Dunnigan Hills
  • Wente, Riva Ranch, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
  • J. Lohr Estate Riverstone, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
  • La Crema, Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • William Hill Estate, Central Coast
  • Hahn Winery, Monterey County
  • A to Z, Oregon
  • Don & Sons, Sonoma Coast
  • Meiomi, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, Sonoma County


  • Boeger Zinfandel, Walker Vineyard, El Dorado County
  • Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel, California
  • Sobon Old Vine, Amador County
  • Cline Ancient Vine Zinfandel, Contra Costa County
  • Rodney Strong, Knotty Pines, Northern Sonoma