Monthly Archives: November 2013

Enjoying the Holiday Ham… Post Holiday

Here’s a tasty way to “dispose” of leftover holiday ham. This dish matches nicely with Beaujolais or Pinot Noir, and this recipe yields 6 servings.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

A Tasty Turkey Sandwich Alternative

Sure, you can make sandwiches out of the leftover Thanksgiving turkey. But if you’re feeling a bit more creative, try this tasty dish, which pairs nicely with Chardonnay. Even though it includes veggies, the kids will love it because of

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

6 Ways to Add Some Spice to the Holiday Meal

The holiday season is upon us, and that means many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen than usual. If you’d like to make an impression with an other-than-ordinary meal, use traditional family dishes as a starting

Posted in Vinesse Style

The Case for Wine on Thanksgiving Day

Food and wine pairing can be an extremely precise endeavor, or it can be as simple as, “Drink what you like!” For those who enjoy opening the “right bottle” of wine with a specific dish, the Thanksgiving meal can present

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

25 Transforming Turkey Day Ideas from Bon Appétit

Thanksgiving is now, officially, just one week away. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas to mix and match with tried and true traditions, the November issue of Bon Appétit magazine is packed with them. An article I especially enjoyed

Posted in Wine Buzz

Turkey Day: The Time to Start Planning… Was Yesterday

If you have not started planning your Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to stop procrastinating. This not only will help you have a more enjoyable day a week from Thursday, but it also will save you money on Christmas and other

Posted in Wine Buzz

Wine Strategies for the Big Feast

Trying to find the “perfect” wine for the Thanksgiving feast can be like trying to select just one wine to accompany a meal at a smorgasbord. There are so many eclectic flavors on the table, and not all of them

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

6 Fascinating Turkey and Turkey Day Facts

Since most of us will be eating turkey in 10 days… and perhaps several additional days thereafter… I thought we should begin our Vinesse TODAY countdown to Thanksgiving with a few fascinating facts about turkeys and Turkey Day.

Posted in Editor's Journal

Let’s Talk Turkey… and Open a Bottle of Wine

Historians have made solid cases that the “first Thanksgiving” meal involving the Pilgrims and Native Americans never happened. They say the story was concocted and included in history books to “create a sense of common heritage” for the children of

Posted in Editor's Journal

A Kid-Friendly Trip to Wine Country

My Facebook page was busy yesterday with friends in the Midwest and East posting about (and lamenting) the cold weather. No doubt about it: Winter is on the way! I’ve always found that a good cure for the winter blues…

Posted in Wine FAQ
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