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Episode Info: This episode focuses on wines for the traditional Thanksgiving feast.   If you're the host, the easiest way to choose the right wines is to put the task on your guests. Everyone asks "what can I bring?" Tell them one bottle of their favorite wine and a second bottle of a wine type that you specify based on what you learn in this episode.   If you're the host and providing all the wine, figure on 2-3 glasses per person.   One standard (750ml) bottle of wine equals 5 generous glasses.   So, if you expect 10 people at dinner, 10 times 3 glasses is 30 glasses, divided by 5 equals 6 bottles.   However, if you expect a LOT of wine drinking -- perhaps because many people are staying over, walking home, or getting an uber home -- just figure on one bottle per person to be safe.   Insider tips   For Champagne, get "non-vintage" as its best bang for your buck   Lambrusco is a red, slightly sparkling to fully sparkling wine that is OUTSTANDING with food, and especially good with Thanksgiving dishes   Riesling is also a GREAT match for Thanksgiving dishes Look for Alsace, Germany, Washington state   Both Riesling and Lambrusco come in various sweetness levels From bone dry to sweet   Almost any white wine from Italy will work with just about everything on the table, because Italian whites tend to be food friendly.   Similarly, almost all rose wines will work as well. The best rose wines in the world are from the French regions of Provence, Tavel, and Bandol.   Put Beaujolais wine in the fridge for 15-20 minutes before serving. A slight chill brings out the flavors of this light and fruity red wine.   Wine Recommendations FULL DISCLOSURE, these brands are marketed by my employer, Kobrand Corp. More info on all of these wines can be found at http://www.kobrandwineandspirits.com/.   California Chardonnay brands - Cakebread - Sequoia Grove - St. Francis - The Seeker   Champagne - Taittinger   California sparkling wine - Domaine Carneros   Cava - Poema   Prosecco - Caposaldo   Lambrusco - Medici Ermete   Riesling brands - Domaine Zind-Humbrecht - The Seeker - Shades of Blue   White Burgundy Three levels: Bourgogne Blanc (AC), Premier Cru, Grand Cru Areas: Macon Village, Macon Lugny, Chablis Brands: - Louis Jadot - Domaine Ferret   Sauvignon Blanc brands - Craggy Range (New Zealand) - Infamous Goose (New Zealand) - Montes (Chile) - Cakebread (Napa) - St. Francis (Sonoma) - Pighin (Italy) - Jacques Dumont (Sancerre, France) - Michel Redde (Sancerre, France) - Michel Redde (Pouilly-Fume, France)   Pinot Grigio brands - Pighin - Caposaldo - Bollini - Masi - The Seeker   Other Italian white wines - Villa Matilde Greco di Tufo, Falanghina - Michele Chiarlo Gavi "Rovereto" - Michele Chiarlo Gavi "Le Marne" - Michele Chiarlo Roero Arneis "Le Madri" - Agricola Punica Vermentino "Samas Isola dei Nuraghi" - Campo al Mare Vermentino di Bolgheri DOC - Feudo Maccari Grillo - Feudo Maccari Contrada ...
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