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December 2009


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Turkey and Wine

December 20, 2009

BruceOne question that has been brought up recently is what wines will I have with our Christmas dinner. Of course I answer (with a straight face), “All of them”. Seriously, though, this is a common, yet broad and tricky question to answer. If you don’t believe me, try Googling food pairings and see how many listings there are.

I like to plan ahead for Christmas dinners, so let me list what will be on my table this year. With this year’s turkey, we will have the following:

My red will be a 2 year old Selection Estate Stag’s Leap Merlot (I told you I plan ahead). This wine has very smooth tannins, great aromas and flavors of plums and red berries.

My white will be the Selection Limited Edition Australian Riesling. This is a very smooth and fruity reisling, with only a hint of sweetness.

My back-up wine is the Limited Release Okanagan Pinot Blanc. This wine has a great crispness to it with fantastic pear and apple flavours, although mine still needs a little more age time.

These wines will nicely compliment the turkey and all the trimmings. After dinner there will be a 2 year old Selection Speciale Ice Wine and a 2 year old Selection Speciale Port.

If you are still wondering what to serve with your dinner let me suggest the following:

For turkey try Pinot Noir, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and Viognier. For ham- Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Blanc are all great options.

Mmmmmmmm… turkey!

This is just a guide line and does not mean that the wines you have chosen are wrong for your meal. Remember, good wine and good food always go well together! 


 Have a great Holiday Season and please, don’t drink and drive.


Manager- Wine Sense (Pembina Highway)

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