Wine Chat with GrapeRadio


With 2010 drawing to a close, the GrapeRadio bunch thought it might be interesting to have a little round-table discussion about issues that have occurred to us during the past year. Right out of the gate, we wondered what people do for wines at Thanksgiving. Do you cater to your guests, or do you pour what you yourself prefer to drink? And, what about “special” bottles – do they have a place at your table? Then of course, there is the usual discussion of merit, once the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines list is released.

Join us, as we cover the high and low points of being on the Spectator 100 list, and examine each others preferences for wines to serve to guests.

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3 Responses to “Wine Chat with GrapeRadio”

  1. 1 Ken S. Dec 2nd, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I also was asked to supply the wine for Thanksgiving. What I did was bring three very different wines; Champagne, Napa Chardonnay and Ore. Pinot Noir.
    Everybod was stoked about one of them and there was enough for everyone to have as much as they wanted (should have) with the meal. The ones I wanted to drink with my wife, who also has an educated (picky) palate was the Champagne and the Pinot were the expensive ones. The one that I thought most folks would like, the Chard. was a value wine. I guessed right. They like the oak and they’re not used to drinking Champagne with a meal. Everyone was happy!

  2. 2 Australian wine Dec 3rd, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Hi… That’s good! I like your way of thanksgiving wines. If I talk about myself then I ask my friends that what they love to drink. Whatever will be their choice, I bring all these for them and then we enjoys. It gives me immense relaxation and I feel very cool.

  3. 3 GrapeRadio Bunch Dec 8th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Yep, keep things uncomplicated is the way to go.


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