Episode #539 – Perfect Turkey? Don’t Mess Up the Wine!

We can spend an eternity making sure everything on the table is picture perfect and absolutely delicious. But way too often, families across this great land of ours overlook one of the most important details… the wine! You just spent hundreds of dollars collectively putting an awesome once-a-year meal together, but then cheap Uncle Carl who was charged with bringing the wine stopped at a 24-hour convenience store a few block away to pick up anything even remotely resembling wine. Don’t worry, he asked for advise from the fellow with the safety pin in his nose that was looking after the gas pumps and vast assortment of chips and candy bars. By the way, Carl doesn’t even drink wine so who assigned this task to him anyway?

The wine is just as important as the bird!

Okay, that might be a bit of an over exaggeration, but it isn’t far from the truth in many households. If there was ever a meal that deserved a decent bottle of wine or two on the table, it’s Thanksgiving. And, by the way, decent doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. It means, “thoughtfully selected to best compliment Grandma Flossie’s world-famous stuffing.”

So here’s the deal. Give this episode of Grape Encounters a listen and you will be well equipped to put the ultimate finishing touch on the families most important get-together. And fear not. Even though the Thanksgiving dinner table is a virtual conundrum of seemingly disjunct flavors (including Aunt Pat’s green bean casserole) we’ll steer you toward wines that will pull everything together better than grout in a tile floor. Are you ready to be the Vino Hero? Give a listen and then gobble up the compliments!

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