Posts Tagged ‘12 Days of Thanksgiving’

WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 1 — Thanksgiving in 1998

Happy Thanksgiving! This column first appeared in the November 19-24, 1998 edition of the Sonoma County Independent, so keep that in mind as you read the reviews and note the prices… – - – - – THE SEARCH FOR THAT PERFECT THANKSGIVING TABLE… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 2 — Thanksgiving in Y2K

This column first appeared in the November 2-8, 2000 edition of the Northern California Bohemian (formerly the Sonoma County Independent.) The included wine reviews were written two weeks prior to publication, and prices shown reflect that time… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 3 — Pairing Wine With Turkey

By Glen Frederiksen What goes nicely with a Butterball turkey? A buttery Chardonnay, of course. But that’s not the only type of wine that works well with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, etc. Matter of fact, depending on the… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 4 — Pairing Wine With Ham

By Glen Frederiksen Truth be told, there aren’t a whole lot of wines that match well with ham. But three that do are Pinot Noir and certain types of Rosé-style still and sparkling wines. We’ve culled the Wine Lines review archives and… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 5 — Light, Earthy Reds

By Glen Frederiksen Unless you’re serving prime rib or a beef roast, Thanksgiving is one day to keep the Cabernet Sauvignon in the cellar and opt for lighter red wines — preferably, reds with a touch of earthiness in their… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 6 — Full, Buttery Whites

By Glen Frederiksen If you like big, buttery Chardonnay, you’re in luck: It matches very nicely with many of the dishes found on the typical Thanksgiving Day table. But Chardonnay isn’t the only white varietal that fits that style, as the… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 7 — The Styles of Wine That Work

By Glen Frederiksen Three styles of still wine stand out as the perfect matches for the sumptuous spreads that make up holiday menus. They are: • Light, sweet whites • Full, buttery whites • Light, earthy reds Over the next… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 8 — More Chocolate Wonderfulness

By Mary Frederiksen As promised, today we’re bringing you two more chocolate-centric recipes that will make your Thanksgiving Day dessert stand out. If you need a way to “justify” your dessert selection to your guests, just tell them… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 9 — Breaking With Tradition

By Mary Frederiksen Here at Wine Lines Online, we like to break the mold on occasion. No, not the Jello mold! We just like getting away from the same-old same-old. When it comes to Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and mincemeat pie… Read more


WLO’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 10 — 3 Themes of the Feast

As Director of the High Desert Wine Explorers, a consumer tasting group that was based in the Victorville/Apple Valley area of Southern California, Wine Lines lead reviewer Glen Frederiksen each year organized a Thanksgiving-themed wine tasting for… Read more