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November is here, and the holidays are just around the corner. We kicked off our holiday season with a fabulous Friendsgiving for 8. Few things can beat delicious food surrounded by your best buds. In fact, Twinspirational is hosting two Friendsgivings this year. Hosting a Friendsgiving in the average city apartment can be daunting for anyone. With our Twinspirational tips and tricks, you can host your own beautiful party. We are excited to share our Friendsgiving with you and toast the holidays with Decoy Wines.
Decoy is part of the Duckhorn wine portfolio, which includes Duckhorn, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Canvasback and Calera. We sipped many of these wines in the past and even visited the Paraduxx winery in Napa. For our Friendsgiving, we served the Sauvignon Blanc and the Pinot Noir so that our guests had a choice of red and white wine during dinner.
We created our beautiful Fall tablescape with burnt oranges, golden yellows and vibrant greens. We used Williams Sonoma’s Botanical Pumpkin linens and napkins. We created custom Duckhorn wine cork place cards at each table setting. We set the table with Villeroy and Boch dinner plates and pumpkin plates from Pottery Barn.
Inga of International Garden created the beautiful floral arrangement with ivory kale flowers, golden calla lilies, apricot berries, caramel solidago, ivory rice flower, golden marigolds, magnolia leaves and oak leaves. We decorated the wine with turkey and pumpkin wine toppers from Pottery Barn. They complemented the Fall florals and linens perfectly.
We were also excited to introduce the two delicious Decoy wines to our friends. We started with the Sauvignon Blanc, a bright and aromatic wine with flavors of lemon and lime zest and notes of honeydew and nectarine.
The Pinot Noir has aromas of ripe strawberry, cherry and plum as well as subtle hints of cola and clove. The wine also has silky tannins and a long, elegant finish.
Cooking a full Friendsgiving can be overwhelming. We recommend hosting a potluck style meal. Archana cooked a 4 pound turkey breast, while guests brought sides and dessert. A general guide for a turkey breast is half a pound per person. We served traditional accompaniments including: gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and stuffing. We concluded our meal with a decadent chocolate cake.
Remember to toast the holidays with Decoy Wines!
“All you need is Love and a bottle of wine” – Anonymous.
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