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wine to go with turkey dinner

 
 
dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 08:29 pm
@Ticomaya,
yeah, you prolly would.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 08:33 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
I've been to Sterling.. but not lately.
Given unlimited dollars I wouldn't pick Sterling for Tnxgiving... but I can pump pinot noirs. Sterling had pinots now? Real estate stuff.
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JPB
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 08:36 pm
Every year I buy this wine to go with Thanksgiving dinner. I don't drink it any other day of the year. No reason. Just tradition.

http://cucinatestarossa.blogs.com/weblog/images/beaujolais_nouveau_label_40.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 08:36 pm
@CalamityJane,
We had a number of years at our family get togethers where Mateus Rose was the thing. Apparently most of the table plotzed but it was a key thing for my approaching hundred year old aunt.

Wine is not only wine.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 08:59 pm
@Ticomaya,
syrah is a little heavy for turkey and merlot is to thin for anything
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 09:06 pm
This thread has inspired me to buy some Boone's Farm to have with my turkey. Thanks, folks.
Eva
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 09:12 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Boone's Farm is considerably more sophisticated than what BPB wants, edgar.

Bi-Polar Bear wrote:

...I'd prefer a shot of everclear strained through Halle Berry's panties and a fish sandwich though.


I've known some real lowbrow types, but I'm pretty sure none of them would ever have tried to drink anything strained through a fish sandwich and panties. My God, Bear. Shocked
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 09:13 pm
@edgarblythe,
Christ, I'm going to have to make two pies..
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 09:24 pm
I just can't compete with the bear.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 10:09 pm
Y'all have pretty well convinced me to stick with a six-pack of O'Doul's this year.
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georgeob1
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 10:16 pm
Dys, I think the vinho verde is a fine choice.

In general I believe with wines the best indicator is what you really like. There's lots of statistical studies that suggest the "professional" tasters of fine wines, those who assign the numerical ratings, (1) aren't very consistent in assigning scores to the same wines in blind tests, and (2) are strongly influenced by domain names and other indicators that suggest higher prices in their so-called objective scoring, and (3) are very inconsistent in assigning the various taste elements in their usually overblown descriptions.

I happen to prefer the bigger reds like Cabernet, Syrah and some Zinfandels to Pinot or most whites (even with turkey), but that is simply my preference. Frankly, the taste difference (to me, at least) between a $9 bottle of Bogle Cabernet and a $50 bottle of Stag's Leap isn't much, though every now and then a really good bottle brings great satisfaction. I find most Chardonnays overpriced and highly variable. I think one generally gets much better value (and pleasure) with things like vinho verde or sauvingon blanc.

Calamity clearly has a finer detector of acidity than me. All wines are a bit acid. Besides, I don't get heartburn... I give it.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 10:16 pm
I will make a promise. If I win the lottery [New York Mega Millions] tomorrow, I will buy everyone in this thread (those participating in this thread no later then the Tuesday's lottery drawing) a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.
http://cache.wine.com/labels/528d.jpg
http://www.wine.com/V6/Veuve-Clicquot-Brut-Yellow-Label/wine/528/detail.aspx?ct=12565&iid=Recommendation:FromDetail
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2009 10:38 pm
@georgeob1,
Stags Leap is $50 now? Yikes.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2009 07:29 am
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:
yeah, you prolly would.

Yeah, I prolly would ... in fact, I prolly would this one right here ...

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7830/fisheyemerlot.jpg

But then I'm no wine snob such as yourself, sir.
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2009 07:45 am
@jjorge,
jjorge wrote:

Back in the fifties when most people didn't drink wine, my Boston Irish
parents used to buy a bottle of inexpensive port to go with Thanksgiving and
Christmas dinner. (I think they believed it was very sophisticated)

It was the only kind of wine I ever saw them drink and it was the only two
days in the year when there was wine in the house . (although there was
always whiskey!)

On those days my siblings and I were given parental dispensation to drink a
glass of the port because they were: 'special occasions.'

Americans, including me, have grown more knowledgeable about wines
since those days but now, with both parents gone, I find myself craving the
strong sweet taste of red port for Thanksgiving.

Oh man, jjorge, does that wake up memories!

My family was Boston Two-Boat Irish and we too only had wine on
"occasions". For us it was -- swear to God! -- Mogen David. Oy!
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2009 07:46 am
@Eva,
Take a joke Eva. I would never really do that. the Everclear would make the bun on my sandwich all soggy. Jeez.
Eva
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2009 09:30 am
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Take a joke yourself, Bear! (I was making fun of your sentence structure. Jeez, part II.)

Hmm. Wine with Thanksgiving dinner. What a novel idea for those of us in middle America. I may have to forego the traditional Lipton iced tea this year. (No loss, really.)
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jjorge
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2009 09:34 am
@George,
George, we must be related! :-)

In my family wine, tennis, short pants on men --were all seen as peculiarities of the upper classes.

Although there was a dim awareness that those ...err...'Italians' in the North End and Eastie drank wine with their 'spaghetti and meatballs.'
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2009 10:58 am
@George,
Talk about memories!

My family wasn't even Irish but, like a lot of immigrants, considered wine a must at special occasion meals. Mogen David? My mom -- rest her soul -- liked anything alcoholic only if it was very sweet, hence . . .
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2009 12:09 pm
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:

dyslexia wrote:
yeah, you prolly would.

Yeah, I prolly would ... in fact, I prolly would this one right here ...

http://i46.tinypic.com/oazolz.jpg

But then I'm no wine snob such as yourself, sir.

Anyone who drinks fermented fish eyeballs is a friend of mine! Shocked
 

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