Wine for Thanksgiving Dinner

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSThanksgiving DinnerWine Previous articleThanksgiving: A Family PortraitNext articleOrlando Philharmonic presents Women in Song Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here No judgment if you need a lovely glass — or four — of wine to get through Thanksgiving with Uncle Fred. (Who has been known to blow his nose with your monogrammed napkins.)We asked wine experts to share four great wines that pair well with turkey and all the trimmings.1.Alexandria Nicole, 2014 “Shepherds Mark” Destiny Ridge Vineyard, White Blend, Horse Heaven HillThis limited edition white, from the Destiny Hill Vineyard in Washington State, Shepherds Mark has aromas of warm peach, apple pie and caramel. A light oak finish with silky tannins, this is a delicious, extravagant Rhone-style white wine.Pair with buttery shrimp scampi, macaroni and cheese and roast turkey.2.Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves 2014A rich, full aromatic wine from the iconic Bordeaux region of France, it offers a clean mouth feel. This is a crisp invigorating blanc with notes of pear that works with both turkey and seafood perfectly. If you like a less woody wine with a fresh taste to the tongue, this wine is a perfect fit.Pair this wine with your Thanksgiving bird or anything with lots of garlic (the citrus notes are the perfect counterpoint) or roast chicken. 3.Conundrum 25th AnniversaryWonderfully effusive, this is a flowery wine with a bouquet of honeysuckle and jasmine. The taste develops into ripe, fleshy peach, pear, tangerine and melon notes. Rich flavors and supple textures are matched by a refreshing acidity.Pairs with turkey and seafood such as scallops or mild fish, pasta with cream sauces and Greek and Indian foods.4.Montinore Estate Gerwurtzaminer 2014A floral wine in our traditional dry style, making for a crisp wine that pairs beautifully with food. A bouquet of rose water with hints of kaffir lime leaf and a palate bursting with tropical notes and powdered ginger. The finish is dry and bright, leaving the impression of fresh citrus.Pair with Asian Cuisine with soy sauce, grilled meats with fruit sauces or chutneys (think turkey and cranberry sauce) and roast pork. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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New votes against gambling JCR funds

first_imgArieh Frosh, a second year Fine Art student at New College, presented a motion last Sunday to the JCR asking for a sum of £100-£300 for gambling purposes. The motion stated that Mr Frosh would pay double the amount back by the next meeting in two weeks’ time.Initially, it was unclear whether the motion was entirely serious. However, when questioned, Mr Frosh was remarkably resolute:“I can’t say too much about my strategy, but it definitely works. I’m so confident that I only really need around twenty pounds seed money, as then I’ll be able to keep ploughing my earnings back in- but I thought I should probably be on the safe side.”The motion noted that, “The Michaelmas budget has decreased significantly in the first half of term. Money is good for the JCR.” It is indeed true that New College’s JCR has been low on funds due to a flurry of new sports kit requests.In light of this, it seems that Mr Frosh’s intention was to raise money not just for himself but for the JCR, stating in the motion that, “giving Arieh some money for controlled gambling purposes would benefit the JCR as it’s [sic] money will be doubled in a short amount of time, which is worth the investment.”The terms of the motion were:“To give Arieh £100-£300 for gambling purposes, resulting in £300-£600 returning to the JCR in time for the next meeting. In the unlikely event that the money is lost, Arieh will pay back the loaned sum in monthly instalments over the course of his degree.”During the short factual questions part of the policy discussion, in reply to whether he was a good gambler, Mr Frosh observed that, “I used to do scratch cards. It’s sort of up and down I suppose, but yes I’m fairly good.”Moreover, after Mr Frosh revealed he would be primarily focussing on roulette, he admitted, “I have noticed that there aren’t really systems that work for roulette.”Regarding the motion, JCR Treasurer Kara Verkroost remarked, “It’s all a load of testes.”However there was considerable support for Mr Frosh’s motion. Anya Green, who seconded the motion, endorsed, “Arieh’s motion was a novel way to solve the JCR’s financial stress. I absolutely backed him to be able to win us some money.”During the discussions, Mr Frosh requested, “Can I add an amendment that if I lose the money, I get more money to get myself out of it?” Subsequently, amidst the confusion of the somewhat unordered discussion, two more amendments were made: one to fly Mr Frosh out to Las Vegas in order to gamble there; and another to give Mr Frosh all the money in the JCR’s possession. Both of these amendments were however then withdrawn, upon Mr Frosh’s request to “unamend”.After some considerable discussion, a move to vote was called, of which the outcome was 25-13 in opposition. Mr Frosh declined to comment on the failure of the motion. However a close friend of Mr Frosh’s commented, “it was probably for the best- he’d have been in a pickle if the motion had passed.”last_img read more

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The Real-Life Kevin Gnapoor On The Mean Girls Musical

first_img Broadway.com recently caught up with Rajiv Surendra, aka Kevin Gnapoor from the Mean Girls film, about the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit 2004 film.“I have heard about it, I’m very excited for it,” Surendra told us at Bette Midler’s annual Hulaween event, which he was attending to promote his new book. “I heard there was a rumor about a song about the word ‘Fetch’ and I really hope that rumor is true.” He continued: “I can’t wait to see it, I can’t wait to see who plays me!”When asked if he would ever be interested in joining the project, Surendra said he would politely step aside for new talent.“I also heard another rumor that Tina wanted to cast original people in the roles and I think that’s a really, really, good idea,” said the OG Kevin G. “ I think it’s an opportunity to have young, fresh faces that haven’t been seen or heard before come onto the stage and be the debut to their career.”P.S. His business cards are incredible. Rajiv Surendra in Mean Girls (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) View Commentslast_img read more

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Benteke silent over Villa future

first_imgChristian Benteke has remained tight-lipped over his Aston Villa future but insisted he knows what he wants. Press Association And Benteke refused to offer any assurances he will remain at Villa Park. “It’s about him (Kismet), he knows what I want and I’ll let him do the job,” said the 24-year-old, currently with his national side ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales and friendly with France. “I don’t know, I don’t think about Aston Villa now. I did my season with Villa and now I am focused with the national team. “It’s important to play. If you want to be in the first 11 you have to play in your club.” Benteke has scored 49 goals in 101 games for Villa since moving from Genk for around £7million in 2012. He recovered from a ruptured Achilles, which kept him out of last year’s World Cup, to score 12 goals in his final 13 games of the season, although failed to net in Saturday’s 4-0 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I had some hard times with my injury but I knew my time would come and I would work hard for it,” he told Sky Sports News HQ. “I think I can be better in every situation – my left foot, right foot, heading. I’m still young and I’m motivated about working hard and being better than before.” center_img The striker has offered no promises he will stay at Villa after the summer following his stunning end-of-season form. He has been linked with a move to Liverpool and has a release fee clause in his contract, with agent Eris Kismet reportedly saying the Belgium international is keen to play for a club in Europe. last_img read more

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