Sparkling and Semi-sparkling wines are fantastic food wines yet many of us only see them as cocktail beverages. Txakolina is a semi-sparkling wine from northern Spain and the Gaintza is a blend of three local varieties, Hondarrabi Zuri, Gros Menseng and Hondarrabi Beltza grown sustainably on the Gaintza estate. High toned aromas of lemon, quince, green apple and sorrel are overlaid with sea spray and stony mineral notes. On the palate, puckering acidity and effervescence lend a practically gulpable appeal, with bright meyer lemon, apple and green herbs. If you plan on serving oyster dressing this Thanksgiving, this is the perfect wine.