A Guide to Wine, Food & the Good Life
To subscribe and be notified anytime we post a new article, enter your email address in the box below, then click on Subscribe Now.

Food & Wine

Similar Articles:

  1. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
  2. 2019 THANKSGIVING PAST
  3. THANKSGIVING 2019
  4. 100 YEARS OF TAYLOR FLADGATE VINTAGE PORT TASTING
  5. HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2018!
  6. A VERY SPECIAL WINE AND FOOD DINNER
  7. DON SCHLIFF'S RARE VINTAGE PORT TASTING: 1935 AND 1945
  8. BONNY DOON VINEYARD WINE AND FOOD DINNERS
  9. VISIT TO AU BON CLIMAT & QUPÉ AND A GREAT UPCOMING WINE & FOOD EVENT
  10. CELEBRATIONS WITH OLD WINES & GOOD FRIENDS
  11. HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2017!
  12. RIDGE VINEYARDS - NEW RELEASES, A SPECIAL CHARITY EVENT FEATURING RIDGE WINES, & NOTES ON THREE GREAT OLD RIDGE WINES
  13. A VISIT TO DIAMOND CREEK VINEYARDS AND GREAT WINE AND FOOD
  14. 2016 THANKSGIVING POSTSCRIPT AND MORE!
  15. HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2016!
  16. PEOPLE AND WINE AGING TOGETHER
  17. SOME FAVORITE FOODS TO ACCOMPANY ROSÉS
  18. A GREAT WINE AND FOOD DINNER
  19. A GRAND WINE & FOOD DINNER IN VANCOUVER
  20. MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 41 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
  21. VANCOUVER RARITIES DINNER FEBRUARY 3, 2015 FEATURING BURGUNDY
  22. AN APPRECIATION OF WOLFGANG PUCK
  23. RARE VINTAGE PORT TASTING 1927--1963, FEATURING QUINTA DO NOVAL NACIONAL
  24. A GRAND FOOD & WINE EVENT FEATURING OLD CALIFORNIA CABERNETS FROM INGLENOOK AND DIAMOND CREEK
  25. LEROY TASTING
  26. OLD RED BURGUNDIES PLUS A COUPLE OF ZINGERS AT TWO VERY DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS
  27. FOOD AND WINE SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING MEAL
  28. DOMAINE COCHE-DURY & CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE: A MAGICAL COMBINATION
  29. THANKSGIVING 2013
  30. REMEMBERING ROUSSANNE
  31. A GREAT FOOD & WINE DINNER FEATURING KRUG CHAMPAGNE
  32. THANKSGIVING PAST 2012 & 2011
  33. THANKSGIVING - 2012
  34. ANDRÉ L. SIMON’S PARTNERS (1951) REVISITED
  35. UNFORGETTABLE
  36. WHAT’S BETTER THAN A CELEBRATION? TWO CELEBRATIONS!
  37. FATHER’S DAY: ROSÉ AND SALMON & DAISY ON THE WALL!
  38. A UNIQUE ADVENTURE: TEN COUNTRIES IN EIGHTEEN DAYS VIA CAR, PLANE, TRAIN, AND BOAT
  39. THE DUCK STOPS HERE
  40. 2010 SANCERRES AND SOME FOOD SUGGESTIONS
  41. THANKSGIVING PAST - 2011
  42. THANKSGIVING - 2011
  43. CHEF ROBERTO CREATES A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE
  44. MORE 2010 FRENCH ROSÉS WITH FOOD PAIRINGS
  45. Food by Roberto Cortez - Wine by The Underground
  46. Don’t Miss The 27th Annual Central Coast Wine Classic – Four Event-filled Days In July Celebrating The Wines, Cuisine, Music, Art And Lifestyle Of California’s Central Coast
  47. An Accidental Thanksgiving Discovery
  48. Are You Ready For Something Different?
  49. Richard Wing – One of a Kind
  50. A Dinner To Remember At Hatfield’s
  51. A Mediterranean Cruise For Wine Lovers
  52. Uncorking My Favorite Summertime Sippers
  53. Enjoy Summertime’s Sippable Sherries
  54. What To Serve With Rosé
  55. Barbecuing and Entertaining Wine Choices
  56. A Grand Experience on Michigan’s Famous Mackinac Island
  57. Central Coast Wine Classic Dinner
  58. Mélisse Restaurant -- A Great Dining Experience
  59. The Fontainebleau Hotel’s Hakkasan Restaurant in Miami Beach & The World’s Most Unusual Wine List?
  60. Movies, Wine, Food and Drink
  61. Confessions of An Addict
  62. Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Retrospective Dinner

2019 THANKSGIVING PAST

John Tilson • 12/13/19        Print This Post Print This PostComment Bookmark and Share

Well another Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was wonderful as usual, but different in that dating back to the 1950’s it was the first Thanksgiving I can remember that was not a warm sunny day. But the rains we are having now are most welcomed to offset our recent droughts.
As it turns out we had some friends who could come on Thanksgiving Day and others who could not be with us on Thanksgiving. At first we invited those who could not be here Thanksgiving Day to join our family for “leftovers” on Friday. But, on reflection, Laurie and I decided we would just cook 2 dinners instead. That was easy since we had 2 turkeys to cook and all we had to do was to divide the rest of the food we prepared in half and prepare or cook it separately.  So we had two Thanksgiving meals and then the “leftovers” which lasted over four nights with just the two of us and some family members.
With Thanksgiving Dinner and “leftovers” I served Rosés, Ridge Geyserville, and Cru Beaujolais. They are as follows: 2018 Schäfer Frölich Spatburgunder Weissherbst trocken, 2008 Domaine Savoye Morgon sur Côte du Py Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, 1995 Ridge Geyserville,  2001 Jean Foillard Morgon “Côte du Py”, 2018 Weingut Schmitt’s Kinder Rosé.  The rosés were elegant, fruity, balanced and delicious, the Ridge Geyserville was rich, flavorful, complex, balanced and at a peak of perfection, and the 2 Morgons were both delicious with the Domaine Savoye very flavorful, rich, and beautifully balanced while the Foillard was lush, supple and redolent with cherry tinged fruit.

 

All in all it was a great selection of wines that provided a wonderful complement to our Thanksgiving meal. Also, old Ridge wines such as Geyserville, old Cru Beaujolais, and old rosés are wines that we enjoy this time of year (to read an article on lots of wines and food served during on our post Thanksgiving festivities from a few years ago which we mostly follow each year as well as a link to an article on Cru Beaujolais click here).

And with leftovers over a few days this year I served more old Cru Beaujolais and older Rosés (especially Bandol Rosés including 2014 Chateau de Pibarnon and 2016 Domaine Tempier). These wines are amazingly good with some years of bottle age and I encourage all of you to buy a few extra bottles to lay away on your next Cru Beaujolais and Rosé purchases.

And after Thanksgiving leftovers we still had some roast turkey which we used this year to make a pasta dish with fresh wild Chanterelle mushrooms, egg noodles, turkey stock and cream with a sprinkle of fresh chopped green onion tops and Parmegian0-Reggiano cheese (in prior years we have also made Turkey Tetrazzini). I served White Burgundy, a stunning bottle of 2016 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere, with the pasta.

Clos de la Mouchere is a monopole vineyard (one owner) and one of my very favorite White Burgundies that I buy every year. And, in this case, you are getting a Premier Cru that is better than many Grand Crus. This was the first bottle from my case of 2016 that I have opened. It is absolutely delicious and drinking beautifully now with years of life ahead. Again, this wine is as good as many Grand Crus at a Premier Cru price. That is  a win/win! And, yes, the wine and food combination pairing a really nice wine with a dish using leftovers was marvelous! So never let it be said that anything goes to waste here at Chez Tilson AKA Bacchus!

Now our Bacchus interior has been transformed from a fall décor to Christmas. And it will not be too long before Santa arrives.

Part of our celebration will include our traditional Christmas ham dinner. This features a fresh Swedish ham which we boil and then bake in the oven. It is sliced and served with scalloped potatoes and freshly prepared vegetables. This is another one of my favorite annual meals. The ham is also my very favorite ham and is unique and only available at this time of year (it can be purchased at  Alpine Village in Torrance, CA http://alpinevillagecenter.com/).  Rosés and White Burgundy will be served with the Christmas dinner and we will also enjoy a lot of Champagne up to and including New Year ’s Eve.
So it is time to get in the spirit. Here’s wishing all the best to you and yours as we wind down 2019 with our Christmas festivities. Then we will be looking forward to 2020 with another New Year’s celebration looming just ahead!

In Vino Veritas,

John Tilson

Post a Comment

No comments so far for “2019 THANKSGIVING PAST”

Post a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.