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2011 Christmas Special
December 21, 2011 - Norman Bentley
Christmas Special - #45-11-PIE
First let me say MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY DINING!...To make this happen you will need to make some good choices for your holiday meals. Below is a list of suggestions for which wines go best with which foods, that I put together several years ago. I hope this will help you with your holiday planning.
Grilled Steak or Beef Tenderloin - Cabernet Sauvignon
Lamb Chops or Pork Loin Chops - Merlot
Barbecued Ribs or Spaghetti - Zinfandel
Prime Rib or Roast Duck - Pinot Noir
Lobster, King Crab, Half Shell Oysters - Chardonnay
Oysters Rockefeller or Broiled Fish - Sauvignon Blanc
Shrimp Alfredo or Clams Marinara - Pinot Grigio
Baked Fish, Poached Flounder - Riesling or Pinot Grigio
Cornish Game Hens - Chardonnay or Pinot Noir
Grilled or Baked Salmon - Chardonnay, or Pinot Noir
The following is a list of some of the wines I have written about earlier this year which I would recommend as good choices for some of the above.
2009 B Side Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 score
2007 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot - 91 score
2008 Bogel Old Vines Zinfandel - 91 score
2009 La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir - 95 score
2008 Rodney Strong Reserve Chardonnay - 92 score
2009 St. Supery Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 90 score
2010 Kris Pinot Grigio - 90 score
"Wild Card" - Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico -scores are almost always 90+ - Great with veal or any other Italian dish!
Whatever special dinner or wine you enjoy this year, I hope you have a:
Merry Christmas - Norm's score - 100 !
WINE - God's proof of his love for humanity
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