Are you looking for just the right wine to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey? Do you need an expert to tell you exactly what kind of red wine will complement your standing rib roast on Christmas Eve? Is there a wine that can pair with your bubbi’s latkes? Want a great bottle of bubbly to pop open on New Year’s Eve?
The wine experts at Loews Hotels want to answer your perplexing wine questions and will with the launch of their seasonal Loews Hotels Wine Line.
You will receive knowledgeable and unpretentious certified sommeliers who will guide you through your wine pairing or wine gift giving dilemmas, no matter what your budget. Questions will be answered within 24-hours, if not sooner.
The Loews Hotels Wine Line (better than calling Butterball) will be available from now until January 1, 2010. More information and holiday wine FAQs are also available on the website .
Here are some wine tips from Loews Hotel: While everyone knows that white wines go well with turkey, you may also want to consider a Pinot Noir, which has a bit fuller flavor than white wines. Because it has very few tannins, Pinot Noir will not overwhelm the meal. Also, keep in mind that salty or smoked foods are best served with sweet white wines such as a Riesling or Gewürztraminer.
Sensitive to the current economy, Loews Hotels team of sommeliers have put together a list of suggested wines and uses in the budget category (approximate prices):
–Chardonnay Frei Brothers, Sonoma, Sustainable: $19
Aromas and flavors of orange zest and green apple, with buttery and toasty undertones. Medium-bodied with a long, round finish
–Chenin Blanc Dry Creek Vineyards: $12
Light and crisp with lemon – pairs well with poultry and seafood
–Domaine des Aubuisieres Bernard Fouquet Vouvray Cuvee de Silex, 2007: $20
Contemporary version of an Old-Word style – pairs well with seafood and richer dishes
–Sauvignon Blanc Chasing Venus, Marlborough: $16
Herbal and tropical aromas with bold flavors of grapefruit and gooseberry. Crisp, lingering finish
–Viognier Anglim Winery, Paso Robles: $26
High color with floral accents of honeysuckle, white melons, apricots, and peaches – pairs well with turkey
–Pinot Noir Domaine Carneros, Carneros, Sustainable: $23
Smooth and silky with fresh berry and jam aromas
–Cabernet Sauvignon True Earth, Trinchero, Napa, Organic: $13
Subtle aromas of blueberry and blackberry, with flavors of oak, plum, and black currant. Medium-bodied with a mild, smooth finish
–Syrah Havens, Paso Robles: $12
Meaty character, mocha-coffee and peppery spring to its finish on the palate – pairs well with beef
–Domaine Chandon Brut, Sustainable: $15
Fresh and lively with a hint of pear, fig and honeysuckle. Recommended as an apéritif
–Gloria Ferrer, Sustainable: $20
Versatile wine with a touch of vanilla and plenty of acidity
–Piper-Heidsieck Brut, Sustainable: $32
Crisp with a light brioche-style finish
–Taittinger, Sustainable: $35
Complex with a nice bouquet of peaches and tropical fruit with a dry finish
Prices are based on current published retail prices and subject to change.
I’m going to have to find out what pairs well with potato latkes.