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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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