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Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

• Turkeys Fed Beer For Flavor And Size

Turkeys Fed Beer For Flavor And Size

When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn’t too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything. Morette, who is raising about 50 Thanksgiving turkeys this year, has been giving his birds beer since 1993, when he and his workers popped open a few cans after work on a hot July day. […]

• Finally, Someone Pairs Cocktails with Twinkies and Hostess Cakes

Finally, Someone Pairs Cocktails with Twinkies and Hostess Cakes

New York City’s W Hotel in Times Square is offering a delectable Hostess and cocktail pairing menu this week. We interrupt this Thanksgiving coverage to let you know about another way to pair food and drink this week: Hostess sweets and cocktails. In light of the impending Hostess bankruptcy (and possible buyout from the owners […]

• Wild Turkey Bourbon Offers Full-Time Job For Pardoned Presidential Turkey

Wild Turkey Bourbon Offers Full-Time Job For Pardoned Presidential Turkey

Wild Turkey® is helping the US fowl population in a Thanksgiving job creation effort with an offer to hire this year’s President-pardoned turkey as “spokesbird” at its bourbon distillery in Kentucky. In a tradition dating back to the Truman presidency, the National Turkey Federation donates a live turkey to the President of the United States […]

Let the annual hand-wringing begin. What to serve to people who ‘don’t like cocktails’

Let the annual hand-wringing begin. What to serve to people who ‘don’t like cocktails’

Let the annual hand-wringing begin, when we once again fret over what drinks to serve at Thanksgiving. You’d think that after setting so many wine and spirits writers on the case for so many decades, we’d have finally solved this conundrum. Apparently, the search for the perfect Thanksgiving libation is more elusive than the cure […]

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• NY Times Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

NY Times Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

THE Thanksgiving wine panel, in which the home team gathers for a preliminary holiday feast, is one of our traditions here at the Dining section. We test specific bottles with representative dishes, and, even more important, we reassess the coherence of our assumptions about which wines to serve with the bird. Coherence may be an […]

10 Tips To Make Your Shit Job Tolerable When At The Holiday Party

10 Tips To Make Your Shit Job Tolerable When At The Holiday Party

Intrepid BoozeNews.com reporter, D.R. Stewart, advises: How to navigate your holiday party so you don’t get BRAIN CANCER!!!!! The above fear bomb has been a headline on Yahoo, MSN, and various homepages starting around Thanksgiving. Well, actually the headlines reads more like:  “10 tips to avoid getting fired after your holiday party.” But the tenor […]

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• Digestifs provide holiday overindulgence relief

Digestifs provide holiday overindulgence relief

Digestifs such as Jägermeister, amari and Chartreuse, made from exotic blends of herbs, roots and spices, can help counter overindulgence at the dinner table. We’ve all been there. It’s the classic postprandial Thanksgiving moment, practically hallowed by time and tradition: You have pushed away your plate. You’re just past the point of contentment, and your […]

• Oregon Comes Through With A Stellar Vintage

Oregon Comes Through With A Stellar Vintage

The thousands of people heading for Oregon wine country this holiday weekend are likely to see something that’s been missing the past couple of years — smiles. Miles of smiles. Oh yes, and dark circles under the eyes of winemakers, tasting-room employees and cellars rats who are just now putting the finishing touches on one […]

• Flying Southwest? Nothing says 'Happy Thanksgiving' like free alcohol

Flying Southwest? Nothing says 'Happy Thanksgiving' like free alcohol

Southwest is treating its travelers flying on Thanksgiving Day to a free alcoholic drink. The carrier announced via Twitter earlier today that “if you are flying on Thursday you get a free adult beverage! Happy Thanksgiving!” In another beverage-related promotion, American announced last week it would offer its December customers an “in-flight Happy Hour” on […]

• Alcohol Companies Holding Back On Discounts For Holiday Season

Alcohol Companies Holding Back On Discounts For Holiday Season

Happy hour might be more expensive this holiday season, as makers and importers of wine and spirits plan to rely less on discounts to score big sales this holiday season. Exact figures for 2009 price cuts were unavailable, but analysts say price-based promotions made a serious dent in bottom lines. While beverage companies won’t be […]

• This has nothing to do with booze: 10 Absolutely Forbidden Thanksgiving Foods

This has nothing to do with booze: 10 Absolutely Forbidden Thanksgiving Foods

“Healthy eating can be hard, especially around the holidays. But we really care about you guys. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 Thanksgiving-related foods that you must be sure to avoid at all costs. Some of them we just find aesthetically unpleasing. Others we’re convinced might lead to instantaneous cardiac arrest upon […]

• 5 More Beers to Pair with Thanksgiving Turkey

5 More Beers to Pair with Thanksgiving Turkey

Just like thousands of others across the country, you have meticulously planned your Thanksgiving menu. The perfect sweet potatoes, stuffing and, of course, turkey have all been purchased and await their moment to help you appear more like a culinary genius than panic-stricken servant. But don’t forget the ideal beverage to pair with your feast–BEER. […]

• Pappy Van Winkle Comes To Town

Pappy Van Winkle Comes To Town

Oh, the delirious joy of knowing Pappy is back in town! Once you’ve experienced Pappy, it’s hard to have a relationship with any other….bourbon that is. We tasted the 20 year, being released today (Nov. 18), – so smooth with notes of sherry, luscious mouth feel and lots of character. At the finish, a delicious […]

• Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year

Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year

This annual list, which debuted in 1988, reflects significant trends, spotlights successful regions and recognizes outstanding producers. In 2010, we reviewed more than 15,800 new releases from around the world in blind tastings. More than 3,900 of these wines earned outstanding or classic ratings (90 points or higher on our 100-point scale). We narrowed the […]

• The thought of another turkey dinner got you down? Drink it instead

The thought of another turkey dinner got you down? Drink it instead

Thanksgiving celebrations take on a whole new meaning in an age when we’re more concerned with Black Friday sales shopping strategies than seating placements. But that doesn’t mean you have to forgo your favorite fall flavors just because you’re going to skip the traditional sit-down dinner. Some L.A. bartenders are mixing up cocktails inspired by […]