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Thirsty Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Red Wines

Nov 17, 2011 18 Comments

Part II of our wine reviews/recommendations for Thanksgiving continues in this edition Thirsty Thursday with the reds (if you missed Part I and the whites click here).  While there are a plethora of red wine varietals that tend to be recommended for Turkey Day festivities, ideally the red wines found at the Thanksgiving Day table […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Thanksgiving Day White Wines

Nov 10, 2011 31 Comments

It’s the age old question that comes up this time of year…What wine(s) to have with Thanksgiving dinner? To assist in answering this question, Thirsty Thursday is offering up a multitude of white wine recommendations for you today as well as red wine recommendations next Thursday. Generally speaking, there are about 6 different white wine […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2007 Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles

Oct 20, 2011 13 Comments

Bordeux might produce some of the most prestigious French wines, but for my palate I’ll take a Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Valley over a Bordeaux any day. I gravitate in this direction because the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation tends to produce riper grapes than Bordeux and consequently a riper fruit expression in the wines. Also the varietals […]

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Thirsty Thursday: German Rieslings from the Mosel Region

Sep 15, 2011 18 Comments

As I mentioned in this week’s Monday Morning Humor, Oktoberfest starts this Saturday and it’s time for to get the celebration started with a review of four German Riesling from the Mosel region.  Wait a minute…wine?  Oktoberfest is a celebration glorious Munich beer not Germany’s national grape varietal.  Well, the limited beer selection available […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Labor Day Libations

Sep 08, 2011 12 Comments

Our Labor Day celebration required some appropriately festive libations to quench the thirst and satisfy the palates, and during holiday weekends the Glutton household usually aims for the alcohol trifecta (beer, wine, liquor for the drinking novice).  We started off with something that Sweet Caroline shared last week on her blog, the Moscow Mule. Described as deceptive and delicious, I failed […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Mönchshof Schwarzbier & Tir Na N’og Old Vine Grenache

Sep 01, 2011 6 Comments

The college football season kicks off tonight and this week’s installment of Thirsty Thursday focuses on Mönchshof Schwarzbier and Tir Na Nog Old Vine Grenache, two adult libations that can be enjoyed while watching the gridiron match-ups or over this Labor Day weekend. Mönchshof Schwarz Bier (4.9 % alc) Mönchshof is part of the Kulmbacher family of beers and […]

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Memorial Day Recipes: Greek Wines

May 27, 2011 2 Comments

Much like Portuguese wines, Greek wines can be intimidating largely due to our unfamiliarity to the varietals grown in Greece and used in their wine making.  I’m mean what the heck is Xynomavro and why should I spend $15 on a wine that I can’t even pronounce?  We’ll if you have been reluctant to try […]

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