Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 18.
Even though the election season is over, there is still a lot of strain in the air. And while our only choice as a country is to come together and support our future president, some people just aren't there yet.
So why not have a little fun with it this Thanksgiving?
Winemakers have notoriously had a sense of humor when naming their wines (e.g. Fat Bastard and Mommy's Time Out). So it's no surprise that there are a ton of apropos labels for your post-election holiday.
But first, two quick tips: There's often a lot of drinking on a holiday. So pick a reasonably priced wine so you have enough for the whole day. And no offense to your non-wine-loving family members, but you don't waste the good stuff on them anyway.
And unless you're having a formal wine-pairing meal, pick a red wine and a white option. No need to go nuts with more offerings. Just try to select wines that will work with the whole meal in case your guests don't want to switch.
Most importantly, drink what you like - especially if you're hosting - because it could be a long day.
Offer a Bubbly to Start
It's always nice to have your guests greeted with glass of bubbly. And regardless of your budget, Champagne, Prosecco or Cava will all work great.
Depending on your crowd, you might want to try the Trump Winery Sparkling Blanc de Blanc. It's made from 100% Chardonnay grapes and it's actually pretty good. You'll have to order it from the winery, which The Donald's son Eric runs, but for $34 a bottle, you won't be disappointed and your guests may (or may not) get a kick out of it.