NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there is no better time to begin planning your holiday menu and include the perfect wines to complement the always-abundant and scrumptious spread. HUGEL is the wine! And retailers across the nation will begin—on HUGEL DAY, NOVEMBER 14th—running wine specials for this favored national holiday!

Tricky job finding the right wine to go with the variety of tastes, textures and aromas that make up the never-ending repast. HUGEL, of course, has a wine for each and every course!

Top wine retailers across the nation have joined forces to make NOVEMBER 14th – HUGEL DAY – a memorable one for all! It is a day to start your Thanksgiving menu planning. Participating retailers will offer FREE IN-STORE WINE TASTINGS & "a little something extra"... to get you started. Exact times for times and locations will be listed on :


Here are some of OUR favorite picks for YOUR readers:

FAMILLE HUGEL GENTIL, a.k.a. every person's 'gentle' wine. Gentil shows pure, fresh aromas and is very fruit-driven and floral. Dry and youthful, a perfect wine chilled for saltwater and freshwater seafood, shellfish, as well as foie gras—the perfect appetizers!

The Turkey, with all its trimmings, deserves a wine that can stand up to robust and rich savory dishes. For our main protagonist—the BIRD—we recommend your readers serve either a FAMILLE HUGEL PINOT GRIS. This wine is a classic Pinot Gris, and one of Hugel's family well-kept secrets. Quite intense and deep-colored wine, its bouquet is characteristically open and expressive with fully ripe fruit notes of apricots, buttery brioche, pistachio and hazelnut. A wine great for all those blends of flavors that go in, and outside, of the Turkey.

NATIONAL HUGEL DAY! FAMILLE HUGEL RIESLING JUBILEE is certainly another option—a much dryer version and one to blend nicely with white and dark meat and that beautifully roasted skin. Riesling is a top pick for pairing with the sweet and savory dishes due to its inherent flavors of apple, apricot, and honey. Its clarifying acidity gives it a significant pairing edge with the likes of sweet potatoes, turkey meat and spice-laden or herb-filled stuffing.

Finish your [first round of] Thanksgiving extravaganza with all the desserts that come with America's favorite holiday! Pecan Pie; Apple Pie; Pumpkin Pie; all sort of cookies; brownies, fruit, tarts, etc.! Yet another 'best part of the meal'! A dessert lover can only relish more sweet stuff and FAMILLE HUGEL GEWURZTRAMINER (or VENDANGE TARDIVE or SELECTION DES GRAINS NOBLES) will satisfy any sweet tooth!

There are no pairing rules to the Thanksgiving feast, just many experimental options suited for the entire family. From the FAMILLE HUGEL to yours—Cheers!

FAMILLE HUGEL wines are imported by Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd., and available nationally through our network of distributing partners.

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CONTACT: Odila Galer-Noel (212) 230 0911 o.galer-noel@frederickwildman.comSource:Frederick Wildman & Sons Ltd.