November 30, 2010
November 22, 2010
What To Drink While Slaving Over the Stove
Mionetto Prosecco Brut
Light, refreshing and clean with just a hint of citrus and fruit, this wine won’t overpower the palate for the feast to come. Simply sip before your dinner or whip up as prosecco cocktail using vodka, triple sec and pineapple juice if you’re feeling bold!
Think (and Drink!) “Inside the Box”
Duca del Frassino White
Boxed wines are steadily making a comeback not solely because they use more environmentally-friendly packaging, are a bargain buy or because they have a longer shelf life after opening, but rather because they actually taste good. This new, easy-to-drink wine, made of a blend of Pinot Grigio and Garganega grapes, offers a hint of white flowers on the nose, a crisp citrus taste and a juicy finish making it a perfect pair for lighter dishes like this Pear and Gorgonzola Salad. It also makes a stellar base for sangria!
Load Up on Autumn in a Glass
St. Supery Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Sustainably farmed, this wine bodes aromas of toast and cantaloupe with flavors that are reminiscent of baked apple pie (a Turkey Day must), ripe pears and a hint of spice. If you’re looking for a truly autumn experience, try this wine with Roasted Yams with Maple-Ginger Butter.
A Wine to “Gobble” Down On
Sebastiani Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
This beautifully crimson wine offers intense dark fruit flavor, a rich aroma and silky finish. The undertones of red plum, black cherry and spice tend to show well with the traditional flavors of turkey and stuffing, so pair it up with Roast Turkey with Rich Pan Gravy!
Skip the Pie, But Go Straight For Dessert (Wine)
Banfi Rosa Regale
A light effervescent wine (softer than champagne) that blends rose and raspberry on the nose, and a sweet, appealing touch of berry on the palate. If you’re feeling too full from dinner, opt for a glass of this as dessert.
The Ultimate Turkey Day Tradition
Georges Dubeauf Beaujolais Nouveau
The tasting of each year's Beaujolais Nouveau is a tradition to be had by all. Only released the third Thursday of every November, just one week before we carve our turkeys, this wine, which is made of 100% Gamay grapes, is young, vivacious and ultimately fruit-forward. Its versatility complements many dishes and can be the ideal accompaniment to all your holiday entertaining… and even all those leftovers!
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- 1.5 oz Van Gogh Blue
- 1/2 Lemon and 4 blueberries, muddled
- Splash of Sour Mix
- 1/4 Raspberry Liquer, sunk with 3 fresh blueberries