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Perfect Pairings


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With the holidays upon us, you’ll be joining with family and friends for some festive meals. But which wine goes with stuffing? To find out, we consulted several local wine shops, as well as a new book from Cooking Light columnist Karen MacNeil, called Wine, Food & Friends (Oxmoor House, $24.95). Here, a few ways to pair wine with Island favorites.

Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings A Châteauneuf-du-Pape Alain Jaume Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($47.95) Simply Grape
841 Bishop St., Suite 153; 447-9000
Leftover turkey sandwich A pinot noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley Lachini Family Estate ($39.95) Simply Grape
841 Bishop St., Suite 153; 447-9000
Asian dishes with lemongrass or coconut milk A Gewürztraminer Storrs ($18.99) HASR Wine Co.
31 N. Pauahi St.; 535-9463
Wild boar A full, Tuscan red Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino ($46.95) Simply Grape
841 Bishop St., Suite 153; 447-9000.
Sashimi, poke, lomi lomi salmon Viogner from California Incognito Voigner ($17) The Wine Stop
1809 S. King St.; 946-3707
Sweet potatoes A deep, jammy, French red wine Domaine Les Pallières Gigondas ($21.99) R. Field
1460 S. Beretania St; 596-9463
Coconut cake A sparkling dessert wine from California Gloria Ferrer Brut ($15.99) HASR Wine Co.
31 N. Pauahi St.; 535-9463
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