Episode 52: Pilgrims Drink Too

by whitney & christina on November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it, an onslaught of wine recommendations. Whitney and Christina cut through all the noise and get down to the basics by telling you what will be gracing their tables this Thursday. What interesting feminine item has a UK chef been experimenting with? You’ll never guess. Finally, does bad wine taste better at 20,000 feet? The ladies explore what happens to your taste buds up in the air.

Amazon now sells wine and you can browse them through search terms like…sassy.

British sommelier Philip Oseton carried 51 wine glasses at once breaking the world record.

Heston Blumenthal’s food diary, in which he describes sucking on a tampon. That’s right.

The effects of cabin pressure and altitude when eating and drinking on airplanes.

The Thanksgiving-erator. If you need some inspiration for your T-Day meal, give it a whirl!

Christina enlightened us all to the world of nut roasts.

What Whitney and Christina want to drink on Thanksgiving:

  • Aged Champagne
  • Oxidative whites from the Jura
  • White Burgundy
  • French cidre
  • Slightly richer-styled whites from the Rhone
  • Beaujolais Nouveau and cru Beaujolais from producers like Foillard, Dupeuble, Maison PUR, JP Brun and Julien Sunier
  • Trousseau from Arnot-Roberts
  • Christina just returned from the Rhone and thinks some of the fresher, unoaked reds she tasted there in Rasteau and Lirac would be great! Some producers she mentioned: Domaine des Escaravailles, Domaine Notre Dame des Pallieres ‘Les Ribes’, Domaine Pique-Basse, Domaine Beau Mistral, Domaine Martin, Coteaux des Travers, Domaine Duseigneur, Maby ‘Nessun Dorma’
  • Rioja with some age
  • Madeira with some pecan pie


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