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Wine Pairing Tips for Thanksgiving: Mini Clinic

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Thanksgiving dinner, Trentodoc, Chenin Blanc and Frappato wines

Thanksgiving is a hodge-podge of salty, sweet, bitter and sour … it triggers nearly every geographical zone of your tongue, sometimes to the point of being overwhelming. The last thing you need is a wine to pour fuel on that fire. But what about wines that enhance, complement and instill a sense of contentment? They’re out there, and I want to help you find them with some simple wine pairing tips for Thanksgiving.

In this half-hour mini-clinic wine class, I will offer guidance on the attributes you ought to seek out for your Thanksgiving wine selections, and give you a few of my personal favorites from the areas I know best: France, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Please note that this class is on a Wednesday night at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST to accommodate as many subscribers as possible. Also, the date has changed from November 8 to November 2 as I did not realize at first that November 8 was Election Day.

Note: This class is reserved for paying subscribers of Opening a Bottle.

To access the Zoom log-in, navigate to the Study Guide: Wine Pairing Tips for Thanksgiving (coming soon). Guest passes for free access may become available closer to the event date. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive word.

About Kevin Day

Kevin Day is a wine writer, educator, photographer and the founder of Opening a Bottle, a highly regarded online wine magazine focused on European wines. Through his subscriber-supported website, Kevin routinely hosts virtual wine tastings and classes with his followers covering everything from what to expect from certain wine regions and grape varieties, to identifying wine flaws and understanding organic and biodynamic wines.

In 2019, Kevin was shortlisted as the “Emerging Wine Writer of the Year” by the Louis Roederer Wine Writers’ Awards. He has also been twice nominated for the Millesima Blog Awards in the Wine Reporter category. Opening a Bottle was also nominated for “Best Individual Blog” by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2019.

He has passed the Wine Scholar Guild’s Italian Wine Scholar™ and French Wine Scholar™ exams, both with Highest Honors. He continues to be a member of this wine-education organization and writes for them periodically.

He is based in Denver, Colorado.

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