Festivus Wine Pairing Guide

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Festive Wine Pairing Guide

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS* 

 

Happy Festivus!!

 

If you’re a Seinfeld fan you know this holiday was spawned from the episode called “The Strike”, many of the practices people observe come from events, which occurred during that episode.

 

Lets look at the four Festivus traditions and how to pair them with wine.

The Festivus Pole

The Festivus tradition is centered around the display of an aluminum pole. The Festivus Pole is a symbol of an anti-Christmas holiday, it is plain looking, no branches or decorations, and it is relatively inexpensive.

Celebrate putting out the decoration with bubbly.

Amore Di Amanti

750ml $9.99

The Festivus Dinner

The on-air meal appeared to be meat loaf or spaghetti in a red sauce. BUT no wine was served, George Costanza’s boss, Mr. Kruger, drank from a flask.

For Meat Loaf:

2015 Tinto Rey Super Tinto

Red Blend

Dunnigan Hills CA

750ml $17.99

For Spaghetti:

Italian of coarse!

2014 Querceto Chiant Classico

750ml $12.99

The Airing Of Grievances

Each participant tells friends and family of all the instances where they disappointed him or her that year.

A good wine will never disappoint!

During the airing of grievances more alcohol will help set the truth free!

2014 Edmeades Zinfandel

Mendocino

15.5%

750ml $16.99

 

The Feats Of Strength

The Feats of Strength take place after the Airing of Grievances. The head of the family tests his or her strength against one participant of the head’s choosing. Festivus is not considered over until the head of the family has been pinned to the ground.

In wine strength comes from tannins. As your pinning the head of family try:

2014 Black Stallion

Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

750ml $29.99

Have A Happy Festivus!

 

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