Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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In last night's segment of "Ask Alpana" for Chicago Tonight, I offered wine pairing suggestions for Thanksgiving dinner. Not all of our viewers have access to a specialty wines store therefore I picked wines that were available for purchase at a major supermarket (The two exceptions being the Crispin Hard Apple Cider and the Vieille Ferme white wine. You can find the Crispin at Binny's or Whole Foods and the Vieille Ferme is available at any Binny's).
There is one tip that I forgot to mention: instead of buying multiple bottles of the same wine, I would suggest purchasing a variety of different selections and then set up a wine tasting buffet for your guests to sample from. This way, everyone gets the type of wine that is best suited to their tastes and a wine tasting is a fun way to keep people occupied, especially if you are running behind in the kitchen.