WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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BOCHKAREV PHOTOGRAPHY food & wine "break out big recognizable names" local, he recommends Turtle Creek in Lincoln or the sparkling wines Moran likes a Chateauneuf-Du-Pape with beef, but if you're serving of Westport Rivers. Another suggestion of Minervino's is to open the ham or pork, you may want to consider a dry rosé, which would be wines all at once. This allows guests to choose their own pairing unexpected but beautiful on your holiday table. depending upon the varying flavors on their plate. Making thoughtful wine selections doesn't mean wine discussion needs to dominate the occasion. Like the décor or food, it's part of the Selections for the Holiday Table overall experience. Provide a description of what you're pouring and Austin Moran says that festive holiday gatherings should always start why and move on to other points of conversation, keeping in mind with a sparkler. French Champagne and Spanish Cava are nice toasty this is a holiday gathering – not a wine tasting. and dry choices, or if you're in the mood for a touch of sweetness, Italian Prosecco will do the trick. Mike O'Connell Jr. agrees. "There's enough tension this time of year as it is, so why worry about whether or not the '92 Burgundy will pair better with the goose than the '96? In the long run, your family to those special bottles of big red wine. Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, will probably appreciate your company more than the exquisite Late aged Bordeaux, and bold Tuscan reds like Brunello are the order of the We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 Holiday comfort foods like roasted red meats lend themselves well Harvest Gewürztraminer you paired with Auntie Lisa's sweet potato day. This can be a time to break out big recognizable names like casserole." Cakebread, Caymus, and Silver Oak that are best shared on a special occasion. But it can also be a time to introduce family and friends to producers they may not have experienced before that they'll also enjoy. Chris Minervino notes that in recent years his customers in the western For example, Napa Cabernets like O'Shaugnessey Howell Mountain, suburbs are opting for smaller, more intimate gatherings for New Chappellet Pritchard Hill, and Revana Napa Valley. 180 Bring it in With Bubbles Year's Eve rather than large parties or evenings out. This provides the

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