Nov 21 2008

Test-drive your Thanksgiving wine

Published by at 5:25 PM under Savvy Sip Tips,Wine Pairing

Cranberries from a can are looking mighty swell right now, aren’t they? 

If you’ve offered to “bring something” to a Thanksgiving feast or, like me, even volunteered to make most of it for your dear mother, you might be feeling a wee bit of panic right now. I don’t own a double boiler, nor a food processor. I only have one chopping board, for Pete’s sake, and little counter space on which to use it.

There is one saving grace for which we can all give thanks: good wine, which will make everything else taste better. No double boiler needed.

No panic needed, either. You can get expert advice on which to choose and even test-drive holiday wines at a free tasting next Wednesday, November 26, at Just Grapes.

In fact, you can bring those scary recipes. The pros there can help you pair the perfect bottle or three to enhance your first attempt at Mom’s Famous Cheesy Potatoes. Or, for those lucky guests who only have to “bring something,” Just Grapes can tell you which wine is versatile enough to handle whatever shows up on the buffet table and please whomever shows up at the party.

Come by between 4 and 8 p.m. to taste and try before you buy. You can go home with a pie of a pick, feeling mellow enough to tackle those sweet potatoes. Maybe you’ll even a nice bottle to enjoy while you cook!

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