Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Every year, I throw my big pre-Thanksgiving meal a week or so before actual Thanksgiving. I do this so that all our friends can come, enjoy a great meal and be thankful together. I feel there is no better way to show your appreciation to those that you care about than with a great meal.

 

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This year was one of the best to date and here are some of the numbers:

29 guests

24 feet of dining table in our living room

Guests ranged from 5 years old to 84!

11 pounds of mashed potatoes

3 days of cooking

11 regular bottles of wine

4 magnum bottles of wine

1 turkey

11 dishes

5 dishwasher loads

The memories and fun were PRICELESS!

 

Wine Pairing:

Many people ask what wine should they drink with their Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some of the wines I served.

Delille Cellars, Métier

Delille Cellars, Métier

Late Harvest Merlot from Roche Winery and a Kendall Jackson Late Harvest Riesling.

Late Harvest Merlot from Roche Winery and a Kendall Jackson Late Harvest Riesling.

We started with a magnum of Domaine Carneros Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Noir.

We started with a magnum of Domaine Carneros Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Noir.

A classic Pinot Noir from Kendall Jackson.

A classic Pinot Noir from Kendall Jackson.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Abraxas which is a blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Abraxas which is a blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer.

Easiest rule for Thanksgiving wine is Pinot Noir and Riesling. These two are the best, and they pair perfectly with the traditional American meal. Pinot Noir pairs with the tang and sweetness of cranberries as well as the earthiness of the mushrooms, turkey and potatoes. Riesling can range from dry to sweet — the acidity is perfect with the cheesy, creamy side dishes like my Thanksgiving Green Beans!

Of course, wine and food should be paired to your taste. If you don’t like the wine, it’s not going to taste good to you, no matter how much it’s “supposed” to. Use these suggestions as a guideline and have a very enjoyable Thanksgiving meal!

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