Tired of the same old domestic or jug wines to serve this Thanksgiving? Ready to be a little adventurous? Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, which celebrates the abundance of the harvest. What better time to sample wines which come from another land of horticultural, culinary, and enological "abbondanza" -- Italy!
This session will focus on Italian wines, both white and red, appropriate for the traditional Thanksgiving meal with suggestions for food pairings. Taste the wines and sample local artisanal cheeses from Bob-O-Link Dairy
A special feature of this session will be a book club-type discussion of "Passion on the Vine," by Sergio Esposito, noted wine expert and owner of Italian Wine Merchants in New York City. Peter Conway, local food writer and blogger at www.manoavino.com, will lead the discussion.
Sign up and start reading Sergio's book for a lively discussion and an enjoyable, informative evening.
"Passion on the Vine," by Sergio Esposito, can be purchased at The Wine Library in Springfield, NJ.
All classes held at: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962-1295
This wine's understated label suggest confidence that word of mouth about this wine will drive sales. There is no need for a flashy or clever label to attract buyers.
I think this confidence is well placed in this very fine Syrah, I'd call it Shiraz, from Damian Rae Winery in St. Helene, Santa Barbara County, California.
You know I believe that food and wine are an essential duo. So what wine is right for a simple late evening turkey sandwich with some Comte cheese and Pistacchio nuts after a long day at work? This brilliant wine turned a simple dinner into a spectacular event.
Here is a gracious Pinot Noir that stands out against the many mundane mid-priced Pinots coming from California. In what I think is an effort to garner broad appeal some California producers are turning out wines that I find rather dull. They are good, perhaps very good by some standards but just not interesting.
Not so with this gem created by Mike Richmond the "Visionary" and "Spiritual Leader" of Bouchaine Estate Vineyard in Carneros, Napa Valley.
Here is a wine that is very affordable and uniquely delicious.