Thanksgiving! ~ Thirsty Thursday for October 4, 2012

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


  • Wines for Thanksgiving dinner
  • Top wines to toast a turkey ::link::
  • Food Chat: Tips for Thanksgiving dinner ::link::
  • Drinks for a spirited Thanksgiving dinner

A Curious Coupling … That Works

Champagne’s Sparkling Pairing With Hot Dogs, James Bond

As I sip the latest release of Krug Grande Cuvee (MC) and chew some salty nuts at Eleven Madison Park, company director Olivier Krug compares making the Champagne to his grandmother’s ratatouille.

“Champagne is more complex when you blend many ingredients,” he says.

Entering the new label ID code on the Krug website, I find out what those are. This accesses more backstory, like the fact that this particular release of Grande Cuvee ($150) contains wine from 121 vineyard plots and 12 vintages from 1990 to 2004, and information on when it was disgorged.