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Wines for Thanksgiving, Art & Beaujolais Nouveau!!!!

Grapevine Newsletter Taking the mystery out of wine one bottle at a time. Thursday, November 17, 2011

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DHDU5HDGHU, Beaujolais Nouveau & Thanksgiving Wines For This Weekend's Tasting Tasting Times: Friday 4:30 to 6:30 & Saturday 1 to 6 PM Ah! Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday of the year. It has the four F's....fun, food, friends & family. Choosing a single wine for Thanksgiving dinner is difficult, given the great variety of foods and flavors. There's white and dark meat. There are sweet and rich yams, tart cranberries, buttery mashed potatoes, stuffing made with any number of ingredients, and spicy pumpkin pie for dessert. We always have noodles and wild rice. You may want to serve a little of several different types of wine so your guests can taste a wine with each dish. Or you may want to pick one good all-purpose wine. You might serve only American wines at this uniquely American holiday. The most important consideration is the wine's taste, how it complements what you're serving, and what you like. There are no hard-and-fast rules for picking the right Thanksgiving wine.

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We always have several wines open and here is a list of what we serve. The Sparklers: The fine bubbly bite of a great sparkling wine makes any event more lively and special. Serve a flute or two as a starter as guests are arriving, or at the table; they're wonderful companions for food. The Whites: Viognier: Floral and fruity, with essences of peach, apricot, and pear. Low acidity. Chenin Blanc: Spicy and slightly sweet with high acidity. Sauvignon Blanc: Light and crisp, with grassy or herbaceous flavors. Higher acidity. Riesling: Can be dry or sweet; spicy, fruity flavor with touches of peaches or apricots and a floral fragrance. Gewurztraminer: Can be dry or sweet. The German word gewurtz means "spiced." These wines are highly aromatic with floral touches and spice notes such as cloves or nutmeg. The Rose': Crisp, light, and fruity, this lovely light pink wine (much drier than syrupy White Zinfandel) might be just the thing to serve with a hearty meal. Serve it chilled. The Reds: Pinot Noir: Younger wines are fruity with essence of plums, strawberries, cherries, and raspberries. Syrah: Strong spice and black pepper qualities. Older syrahs are fruitier, with some smokiness. Zinfandel: Lots of intense, plummy, jammy flavors with spicy or peppery notes. Beaujolais: Light and dry with fresh, fruity flavors. Choose more recent vintages and serve it slightly chilled. Dessert Wines: Muscat: Can be white, light, and slightly sweet or dark and quite sweet. Perfumy and musky, with essence of oranges. Serve chilled. Port: Sweet, fairly heavy fortified wine. Younger ports are fruitier. Older ports are less sweet, tawny in color, and have a nuttier flavor from longer aging in wood. Sauternes: Sauternes comes from France and is delightfully sweet, with notes of vanilla, pineapple, and peach. Come in this weekend and enjoy several of these style

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10 Fascinating Facts About Beaujolais Nouveau! Click on Lucy's Picture! 1. Beaujolais [BOE-zjoh-lay] Nouveau is always released the third Thursday of November, regardless of the start of the harvest. 2. The region of Beaujolais is 34 miles long from north to south and 7 to 9 miles wide. There are nearly 4,000 grape growers who make their living in this picturesque region just north of France's third largest city, Lyon. 3. All the grapes in the Beaujolais region must be picked by hand. These are the only vineyards, along with Champagne, where hand harvesting is mandatory. 4. Gamay (Gamay noir Jus Blanc) is the only grape permitted for Beaujolais. While certain California wineries may label their wine "Gamay Beaujolais" this is not the same grape variety as what is grown in France, and is quite different in taste and growing habits. 5. Beaujolais Nouveau cannot be made from grapes grown in the 10 crus (great growths) of Beaujolais-only from grapes coming from the appellations of Beaujolais and BeaujolaisVillages. 6. Beaujolais Nouveau owes its easy drinkability to a winemaking process called carbonic maceration, also called whole berry fermentation. This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the wine, without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.

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7. Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be drunk young-in average vintages it should be consumed by the following May after its release. However, in excellent vintages (such as 2000) the wine can live much longer and can be enjoyed until the next harvest rolls around. 8. Serve Beaujolais Nouveau slightly cool, at about 55 degrees Fahrenheit-the wine is more refreshing and its forward fruit more apparent than if you serve it at room temperature. 9. Approximately 1/3 of the entire crop of the Beaujolais region is sold as Beaujolais Nouveau. 10. The region of Beaujolais is known for its fabulous food.

Upcoming Events!!! Click on the BLUE links to hear and read more information! Saturday, November 19: Photography & Wine Tasting. Come out and see splendid photography & taste great wines too! View a collection of amazing photography by Jennifer Weaver. If you think the wines will amaze, wait till you see her photography! Tasting will be 1 to 6, but you will be able to view her photography from our opening till close. Click on Jennifer's name above to visit her website. Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3: Christmas wines & beer tasting. Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10: Sparkling Wine Tasting. Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17: Ports & Dessert Wines. Click here for our event calendar

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Stop in the CSRA's largest wine shop. The selection will shock and surprise you. With over 2100 brands in stock, you are sure to find a wine you have been looking for. If you can't find it here we will tell you where to find it or order it for you. No one in the CSRA has a larger selection of wine! We beat our competitors by having twice the brands to pick from. And pricing, well shop around and compare. We buy most of our wine in bulk and pass the savings on to you. If you can get it less some where else, we will tell you where. On top of all this we take the mystery out of wine by having weekend tastings that you will not find in liquor stores. often our tastings are catered by local businesses and restaurants. We also have special in-house tastings with winemakers and vineyard owners plus wine dinners at local restaurants. We always rank high in the so called "Best of" but we are proud of our rankings because we don't play the silly fill-out-as-many-ballots-as-you-can-andsend-them-in-game like so many others do. We haven't filled one of those forms out in years. We let the others play that game and we just keep on keeping on bringing you the best wines and service! So bring in a friend and visit the best wine store in the CSRA. You will not be disappointed. Cheers!

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