A Toast to Thanksgiving and Hanukkah
The Thanksgiving meal that many of us enjoy annually is always a feast, this year more than ever, since the day coincides with the first day of Hanukkah. This year, along with the traditional turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pies, many are adding latkes.
So, which wine works with a latke, turkey and maybe brisket feast?Thanks to the proliferation of kosher wine selections, wine and food pairings have become popular in kosher homes. We have polled some wine "mavens", including KosherEye readers, and the following is a roundup of several favorites. The selections include value priced bottles all the way up to luxury picks. And yes, some are a splurge - high on our readers' wish list, and ours. Prices are approximate. Enjoy these at the holidays, and year round.
2012 White Riesling, Devoto Vineyards-Lake County
2012 Collage Don Ernesto-Lodi. Rousanne/Marsanne
2011 Hagafen Pinot Noir
2007 Hagafen Late Disgorged Brut Cuvee
2010 Hagafen Cabernet Franc Luscious, deep, rich, round and bold. Full bodied - pair with meats, poultry and roasts. Only 35 cases remain $39
2009 Hagafen Syrah Estate Bottled-Napa Valley, Wieruszowski Vineyard –Coombsville
For additional Hagafen wine selections and information about the Hagafen wine club, visit hagafen.com.
Gilgal White Riesling 2012 as an aperitif, with spicy chicken wings or fish. The 2012 Gilgal White Riesling exhibits floral, melon, lemon zest, peach and tangerine notes complemented by hints of fresh mint. Medium-bodied, this refreshing off-dry wine displays subtle sweetness and classic varietal character. An extraordinary value too. $15
Mount Hermon Indigo 2012 The 2012 Mount Hermon Indigo presents aromatic ripe plum and berry notes rounded out with hints of spice and cocoa. This medium-bodied wine is pleasingly flavorful and very drinkable. Ready to drink now, the 2012 Mount Hermon Indigo should stay in good drinking condition for about three years from harvest.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 El Rom Vineyard limited edition of 30 barrels. Goes well with roasts, steaks and meat entrees. Dark red purple 2009
. Elegant dense black fruits aroma aging in French oak barrels for 18 months helps the wine to fully express its combination of vibrant black fruit, earth and light herbaceous characters.
Galil Alon 2010 Deep dark purple in color Full bodied with well-balanced flavor and a long finish. Goes well with meat dishes such as lamb, roast beef, grilled meats and even rich chocolate desserts $20
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Sara Bee - Buy this effervescent sweet white Moscato wine at Trader Joe's. A product of Italy. $5.99
Recanati Merlot 2011 – Medium bodied fine Merlot--Pairs well with meat and poultry dishes.. $15
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