Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving wine conundrum …

Every November, wine columnists warn us about the difficulty of pairing wine with the traditional turkey & trimmings we feast on at Thanksgiving. It’s all silly, and most writers hate the theme. I know I do. I’m not looking forward … Continue reading

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A fantastic holiday pairing, and it wasn’t even wine

Thanksgiving at my house has become a two-day bacchanal, though probably not quite like this one enjoyed by my friends at First Vine Wines. On Wednesday, my mother-in-law, Sheila Chang, cooked up a Chinese feast for 11, during which we … Continue reading

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WineLine Poll #3: What wine will you drink with your turkey?

As I noted in my previous post, wine choices for Thanksgiving can be controversial and stress-laden. I received a few comments from folks agreeing and disagreeing with my various “mythbusting” efforts, so I thought I’d put it to you in … Continue reading


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Uncorked D.C. – Wine’s generosity at its best

There will be no Sneak Preview Wine of the Week this week, as my Washington Post wine column appeared already in today’s special Thanksgiving Food section. So I offer instead my prepared remarks at last Thursday’s Uncorked D.C. charity dinner, … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview Wine of the Week #4: Partridge Foot?

Yes, Partridge Foot. Or Pied de Perdrix to be exact. Here’s my take on this intriguing wine from my upcoming Thanksgiving recommendations in The Washington Post: Lionel Osmin Pied de Perdrix 2009 2 Stars GREAT VALUE Comte Tolosan, France, $ … Continue reading

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Wine, Generosity, and Thanksgiving

For the past four years, I have had the pleasure of helping a small but growing fund-raising effort to aid So Others Might Eat (SOME), a Washington, D.C., charity that helps feed the homeless. This benefit dinner, held on the … Continue reading

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The Annual Thanksgiving Conundrum

Thanksgiving is coming, which means wine writers across the country are telling you to worry about what wines will clash with the cranberry sauce. To which I always say, “open one of everything” and turn the feast into a food-wine … Continue reading

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Red or White for Thanksgiving? BOTH!

Or as I always say, “Open one of everything!” But here’s my take on the food/wine pairing conundrum for this Thanksgiving, in Sunday’s Washington Post special Food section, with wine recommendations paired to featured recipes. Note the commenter who didn’t … Continue reading

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Local Wines for Thanksgiving?

There’s a mini-movement afoot to promote the idea of “drinking local” with Thanksgiving dinner this year. On one hand,  Tyler Colman, who blogs as Dr. Vino, takes a political and eco-activist stand and urges us to eschew Beaujolais Nouveau for … Continue reading

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Not Thanksgiving Wine – NOVEMBER Wine ….

On the third Thursday of November, I tend to lurk in wine stores. I do that often, of course, but this day is different. This is when le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé.   Beaujolais Nouveau is wine€™s celebration of the … Continue reading

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