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Last year we covered so much in last year's Thanksgiving episode that we barely left anything for this year.

We didn't just want to do a recap or recite the same old wines that everyone else recommends. So for this Winter Solstice Plus (for our international listeners)/Thanksgiving edition, we talk about how to incorporate your original heritage into the feast this year.

After we give thanks to some folks for comments, we address:

  • The basics of food and wine pairing
  • The largest ethnic groups from which most people in the US derive -- German, English, Italian, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Austrian -- and which wines associated with these countries will pair with the big day.
  • More detail on food and wine pairing.
As promised, here are a few of the wines we mentioned:
  1. German Riesling (Spätlese, Auslese, Spätburgunder/Pinot Noir)
  2. White Bordeaux
  3. Fiano d'Avellino, Falanghina, Barbera
  4. The white wines of Alsace and Rhône, Rosé (not more than 1 year old -- forgot to mention in the podcast that wines like Tavel and Bandol do age longer)
  5. Tokaji
  6. Port, Vinho Verde
  7. Grüner Veltliner, Blaufrankish, St. Laurent
Happy Thanksgiving/Winter Solstice! Here is a bunch more info on pairing for Thanksgiving that I've covered on the blog: LINK
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