Wine > Toasting your blessings

Posted On November 27, 2006

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Even if your Christmas offers up recipes passed down through generations, that doesn’t mean you need to serve the same type of wine that has graced your table for years. 

Let me suggest that you try something a little different this Christmas. I have selected three distinctive wines that are reasonably priced and pair well with poultry, and they just might add a new sparkle to your holiday table.

2005 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio >
This medium-bodied, dry white wine is the leading pinot grigio sold in many restaurants. It has a golden-apple aftertaste, so. . . it really complements a lot of different types of foods well, especially poultry.

2003 Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel >
Rancho Zabaco is known for making a line of zinfandels for zinfandel enthusiasts, and this particular vintage surprises with a bold, spicy blackberry taste and an underlying hint of black pepper.

2002 Schmitt Sohne Classic Riesling >
An intense fruity aroma reminiscent of peaches and passion fruit marks this crisp, elegant German wine with a spicy apple flavor and dry finish.

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