Confrerie des Vignerons de Saint Vincent Macon
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SF Chapter

SAVE THE DATE: January 23, 2015
Confrerie Induction Dinner

International Wine Council- Napa/Sonoma

Got Members??

2014 is looking good and there is excitement in the SF Confrerie Chapter! We already have 4 potential new members that will hopefully be inducted in January (2015). The excitement is growing for our society!! Let's keep spreading the word to our family, friends, and colleagues who love wine, meeting new people and trying new wineries. The more the merrier I always say!

All new candidates will be initiated during our annual St.Vincent dinner that is held every January. If you know of any interested people let me know and I will send them the membership forms so that we ensure they are ready to be initiated!!

Let's make this an exciting, fun-filled society and bring in new members.

Wine Pairing for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there is no better time to plan your Thanksgiving menu and begin selecting wines
  to complement the feast. Historically, the week before Thanksgiving is a great time to buy wine as many wine merchants run specials on preferred wines.

The big question - which wines to go with the variety of tastes, textures and aromas that uniquely present themselves on Thanksgiving Day? Should you choose one wine to carry you through appetizers to desserts – a tough request, but doable. Or should you choose several wines to accent different components of the meal and cater to a variety of guests’ palates? The choice is entirely up to you, but here are some options to get you started.

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

From appetizers, to white and dark turkey meat, mashed potatoes, yams, herb-filled stuffing, cranberry relish, pickled this and peppered that, all the way to pumpkin or pecan pie – is there truly a single wine that can take you seamlessly from start to finish? Enter, sparkling wines - an increasingly popular pairing partner, and not just for the holidays. Sparkling wines bring both elegance and phenomenal food-pairing versatility to virtually any meal, but with Thanksgiving these wines really shine. The art of pairing wines with food is largely a matter of personal preference; however, some safe bets for Thanksgiving wines are Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel for red wine lovers and Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Viognier for those who prefer white wines. With white wines the pairing priority is finding a wine with well-balanced acidity, with reds you are shooting for fairly tame tannins that will yield to and support the flavors of the food.

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Chancelier: John Barakett
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