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Turkey Day Wine Pick Poll Results!

THANK YOU to everyone who chimed in on the first ever 1WineDude.com website poll!

Personally, I find website polls to be hit-or-miss - I prefer that a poll have a point (to gain reader feedback that will actually be used) rather than those that are just for fun (call me a party-pooper).

This poll definitely had a point, in that I wanted to see what 1WD readers were drinking on Thanksgiving this year, and also see what this highly non-scientific and possibly statistically specious poll had to say about the challenge of Thanksgiving dinner wine pairing recommendations in general.

Well, it had a point to me, anyway. And I thought it would be fun (and it is my blog, after all).

Anyway, here are The Results...

As you can see above, while a fair amount of you will be drinking Riesling (my personal fave Turkey Day pick) or aromatic Gewurztraminer, most of you picked a write-in category ("Other") - which means that you thought the other poll answer options sucked, and/or you wanted to offer a more specific recommendation.

Which brings us to "Other" - here are the varied answers offered up in the write-in categor:

  • A Rhone Red, A Spanish Red, A Cali Chard
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Zierfandler [editor's note: wow!]
  • The big winner at this year's holiday party, believe it or not, was ...Chianti.
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot and..maybe a Merlot maybe a Sparkling shiraz – definitely champers. [editor's note: red sparkler... awesome... most interesting pick by far!]
  • Cheval Blanc, it was getting on in age so we're going to pull it out. [editor's note: Can I come over for that?]
  • hard cider (sparkling)
  • falanghina [editor's note: I had to look this one up!]
  • Blaufrankisch
  • Pinot Noir, of course! [editor's note: okay, okay, I get the point already...]
  • still a month to go until the REAL Turkey Day here in the UK [editor's note: yes, but do you also get to watch American football on the same day? thought not...]
  • Champagne Beyatches!!!!! [editor's note: my personal favorite response]
  • Reisling [sic] AND Pinot Noir
There you have it. The people have spoken, and on Turkey Day, they want variety! They also want Pinot Noir.

Whatever you're drinking this Thanksgiving day, I wish you a happy, safe, and enjoyable time with it!

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Vinogirl said...

Fun post :)

Joe Roberts, CSW said...

Thanks! It was fun for me, anyway ;-) .

I ended up drinking a Riesling that was "pretty good" and a nice rose from Provence with turkey...