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Wine And The Single Girl - Thankful For Champagne

The choices in wine pairing for Thanksgiving are as abundant as the feast itself. For the whites, you want something with apricot or citrus notes, minerality, and well-balanced acidity, like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Riesling. The reds require something with fairly tame tannins that will support, but not overwhelm, the foods, like Pinot or Zinfandel. Another great red choice is Beaujolais Nouveau. This light, fruit, seasonal Gamay based wine goes great with turkey and is released on the third Thursday of November—just in time to highlight your Thanksgiving feast!

“Can’t it be easier than all this?” asks the Single Girl who appreciates wine, but is overwhelmed enough with preparing an elaborate meal that will likely put her and her guest in a food coma? Is it possible to find one wine that can carry you through the rich variety of holiday foods—from appetizers and salads to white meat, dark meat, yams, sweet potatoes, herb-stuffed filling, cranberry sauce, gravy, and finally pecan and pumpkin pie? Yes, it is possible! You can go to great lengths planning a wine pairing as elaborate as the meal itself, trying to compliment the nutmeg and cinnamon spices of desserts, and the savory, earthy tones of gravy and the meat, or you can take the easy, yet classy, way out and simply serve Champagne.

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How To Be The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner Guest

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The food is amazing—who doesn’t like turkey and pumpkin pie? And, it’s a holiday where both family and friends unite. As a single person, you’re likely to be invited to someone’s house for Thanksgiving. To secure your invitation to future special occasions, it’s important that you're a well-mannered guest. It's easy. Just follow these simple guidelines to being the perfect dinner guest:

1. ARRIVE ON TIME: Even though most people allow a half hour to an hour from arrival time to serving dinner, it is polite to arrive on time. This will give you a chance to mingle with other guests, and  keep the stress level of your busy host/hostess at bay. It is not likely that the host/hostess will hold dinner more than 15 minutes for any latecomers.

2. ASK IF YOU MAY BRING A DATE: Do not assume you can bring someone. There is usually a specific seating plan for a dinner party, and often the hostess has prepared a specific amount of food for the number of guests she expects. Even if you know that the dinner will be casual and buffet style and there will not be a set seating plan, unless your hostess specifically invited you and a guest, you must ask if you wish to bring someone else.

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