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Gamay or an Unusual Grape

You might not know what kind of wine to bring to Thanksgiving.

Let this evening be your opportunity to decide.

Often Gamay or Pinot Noir are the grapes assigned for Thanksgiving.

But why not an unusual grape?  Here are the ones you cannot bring.

No Cabernet Sauvignon. No Merlot. Chard-no-way. Skip the Sauvignon Blanc. And thought my heart resists, no Riesling. Do I really need to say anything about Pinot Blanc or Gris or Grigio? Wait until summer.

Albarinio is OK, but Alvarinho is better.

Think Bonardas.  It can even be in a blend.  Or Viognier.

Must you bring a Grenache? Why not a Cannonau?  And no Syrah or Shiraz unless it's a Chateauneuf du Pape.  You can ALWAYS bring a Chateauneuf du Pape, even when I've not suggested it.

Let's see if we can memorize a new Italian, Greek or Portuguese grape.

You may think there may be a time for Yellowtail in some sad alternative universe. 

This is not one of those times.

Bring an appetizer and a bottle, with a little cash for the prosecco and cleanup.

But if you cannot bring them, $40 will do. That covers the sparkler, appetizer, bottle and cleanup.

RSVP please

Looking forward to seeing you.

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  • Craig

    Gamay was a good choice for Thanksgiving, was enjoyed by all. Thanks for the insight Gawain

    December 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lovely evening! I learned a lot and enjoyed everyone's company. Thanks to Gawain for sharing his expertise!

    November 21, 2013

    • Ken D.

      Cory, you asked if I could bring a suitable bottle for both of us to the December meeting. I think you should make alternate plans. I am currently in PA helping my mother-in-law with her extremely sick husband. I expect to be back and forth over the next month and so have no idea until the day before, if I will be at the December meeting. (Hope to see you then but ...?)

      December 4, 2013

  • Ron H.

    Gawain was excellent in educaing us with the wines we had that evening, excellent host. All around superb evening with the participants.

    November 20, 2013

  • David

    A great group, with some really good wines, and Gawain was an excellent host and educator.

    2 · November 19, 2013

  • Doug C.

    Sorry I have to miss tonight. Something urgent came up at work. Enjoy without me.

    November 19, 2013

  • Emily

    I'm sorry, but I need to change RSVP to a no. A work obligation arose. I look forward to the next one.

    November 19, 2013

  • Fran T.

    Looking forward to my first wine enthusiasts meeting

    November 19, 2013


    Sorry I will not be able to attend

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it after all; have a rehearsal. Enjoy!

    November 18, 2013

  • Ron H.

    I will be there that Tuesday.

    November 18, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Sorry to be missing this evening. Going out of town and probably won't be back in time. Gawain, please let us know if, hope it's yes, and when you're scheduling the annual holiday sparkling tasting. This is always a big hit with current and first-time members and want to get the date on my calendar. FYI, this event was my introduction to this great Meetup group several years ago!

    November 16, 2013

  • Craig

    Sounds nice. ill know Sunday i I can make it

    November 13, 2013

    • Craig

      Looks like I will be out of town or back laaattte that night. Have fun !!

      November 15, 2013

  • Jamie A

    I'm in, bringing a great Pinot Noir....2010 Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir

    November 14, 2013

  • Jen F

    I'll try to make it, but have an earlier event (once again).

    November 14, 2013

  • Tom

    Fun theme, but I have a wine event in the city that night.

    November 12, 2013

  • Ned T.

    Sorry can't make it - class that night!

    November 12, 2013

  • Ned T.

    Someone did a nice job setting the boundaries for this tasting. What fun!

    November 12, 2013

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