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Bruno Zanasi Lambrusco (Emilia Romagna, Italy) -- Reg $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59 -- A killer sparkling with Thanksgiving written all over it! Dark cherries and plum aromas with flavors of ripe plum, cherry, cassis compote and hints of eucalyptus.

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11.05.2017   Turkey Dinner in 4 Wine Lessons


It’s not the bird as much as what we eat with it (sweet potatoes & heaven-forbid marshmallows, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, etc.) that causes the wine challenges with a turkey dinner. Many of these sweet & salty combos can cause wines to taste tart. Here’s your down & dirty guide to a wine that tastes great with a traditional turkey dinner:
 
Lesson #1 — Bubbles
Well-made sparkling wine always has good acidity, and acidity is an asset when a food is salty (imagine an anchovy on top of an hors d’oeuvre), sweet (tastes great with chocolate or dessert or sweet dishes such as sweet potato soufflée), and rich foods (cuts through the fat of a cream puff or foie gras or pork rillettes). It can be rosé or white, and any style of sparkling will work with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner: Champagne, Crémant, Prosecco, Cava and more! We recommend:
 
Jose Dhondt NV Blanc de Blancs
(Champagne, France) — Reg $62.99 | Mixed Case $50.39
Domaine Perraud Le Grand Sorbier Crémant de Bourgogne
(Burgundy, France) — Reg $23.99 | INSIDER $22.99 | Mixed Case $18.39
Philippe Deval Crémant de Loire Rosé
(Loire, Italy) — Reg $23.99 | Mixed Case $19.19
La Farra Prosecco Superiore Brut
(Veneto, Italy) — Reg $17.99 | INSIDER $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59
Bodegas Maset (nu) Cava Reserva
(Penedès, Spain) — Reg $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99
Bruno Zanasi Lambrusco
(Emilia Romagna, Italy) — Reg $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59
 
For Lessons #2, #3 & #4...
 
 
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Nov 20   OPEN 5-7pm for your convenience!
Nov 21   Portalis Explores! Pickup Tasting
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Nov 23   CLOSED for Thanksgiving
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Bruno Zanasi Lambrusco (Emilia Romagna, Italy) -- Reg $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59 -- A killer sparkling with Thanksgiving written all over it! Dark cherries and plum aromas with flavors of ripe plum, cherry, cassis compote and hints of eucalyptus.

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Weingut Castelfeder 2012 Lagrein "Rieder" (Alto Adige, Italy) -- Reg $20.99  | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 -- Fresh perfume notes of wild berry & violet! Cherry, concentrated red berry & tobacco seamlessly blend with soft tannins. Inky! Perfect with rich meat dishes & roasts!

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Bartholomew 2014 Carmenière (Red Mountain, Washington) -- Reg $38.99 | Mixed Case $31.19 -- "True to form, this Red Mountain Carmenere is full bodied with medium-soft tannins, plenty of red fruit flavors, and a peppery spice finish. Truly unlike any other grape produced." --Bart Fawbush, winemaker
 
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Charles Smith 2013 Royal City Syrah 
(Columbia Valley, Washington) -- Reg $179.99 | Mixed Case $143.99 -- 95 points Wine Spectator "Rich and opulent, this towering wine offers layers of blueberry, plum and clotted cream flavors, with just enough mineral character to stay honest. Comes together into a vivid and expressive finish. Has plenty of power, but remains graceful. Best from 2018 through 2023." (HS)    (12/2016)   Ratings Key>

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Château du Grand Caumont 2016 Cuvée Tradition Rosé (Corbières, Languedoc, France) -- Reg $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 -- Rosé is great for Thanksgiving, and this wine would be an excellent choice! Layers of wild strawberries, fresh picked raspberries with hints of white florals and marjoram.

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La Togata 2014 Barengo Toscana Rosso (Tuscany, Italy) -- Reg $23.99 | Mixed Case $19.19 -- This new arrival is a "Baby Brunello", made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, but young vines -- not the 25 year old+ vines required for DOCG Brunello wines. Lean in body but bursting with flavors! Fresh cut sage notes, herbs, wild raspberries. Gorgeous! -- Jens  ...Who's Jens?

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Praha Dark Lager (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic) -- $2.89 11.2 fl oz -- Dark chestnut brown with a frothy, fruity, medium- to full-body. World Beer Championship Award -- GOLD MEDAL:  “Dark chestnut brown colour. Interesting aromas of fried sweet and sour chicken with pineapple-red pepper sauce, mocha and chocolate chestnuts with a frothy, fruity medium-to-full body and a toasted spicy, grainy pasty, woody incense, and peppery radish sprouts accented finish. Interesting roller coaster of sweet, sour, and earth flavours”