2 min readBy Published On: November 9th, 2012Categories: Features0 Comments

In celebration of (and to prepare for) Thanksgiving, Social Wines is having in-store tastings Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this week (5:30-8:00).

Stop in and let the Social Wines experts help you pick wines for dinner, the perfect bourbon for after, or beer to watch the game/parade.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Beaujolais Nouveau – a Thanksgiving tradition. Light and fruity.
  • Seasonal Sampler – a grab-and-go pack of four great wines for the holiday at a great price: Godello, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Chianti.
  • Harpoon Grateful Harvest – brewed with local cranberries, Harpoon donates $1 per six-pack to local food banks.
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Thanksgiving Week Hours:

  • Mondau:  Noon-9pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-9pm
  • Wednesday:  9am-10pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Noon-10pm

Thanksgiving Beverage Thoughts from Social Wines:

We’re in the best wine season of the year. The time of year when retailers are shoving a magazine’s, a reviewer’s, or a blogger’s points in your face. At Social Wines we’d rather sell a wine-makers passion, not his points. So this holiday season stop in and we’ll show you some great wines that are not on the periodical radar.

John’s picks:

Gobble up Porter Creek Zinfandel at your Thanksgiving table. Socialize with a great local un-oaked Chardonnay from Travessia. When it comes time for dessert, knock your pumpkin pie out of Fenway with a glass of Meletti Cioccolato. And when you’ve kicked the in-laws out and the kids have gone to bed, and your neighbors are stumbling home, kick back with a well deserved nightcap such as the über-local Grand Ten Distilling’s Amandine Barreled Almond Liqueur.

Issac’s picks:
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be entirely about wine. Beer has a proper place at the table this festive Thursday, and not just with the football games. When pairing beer to any dish, think about your main course. So if you are doing a standard turkey, Belgian Triples and French Biere de Gardes are a perfect match. You will want something on the lighter side with not much hop strength but with enough floral and fruit notes to counter balance the protein of the bird. Landlord’s English Pale Ale will also go nicely if you prefer something with a touch of hoppiness. As for dessert, nothing goes better with pumpkin pie than a rich stout. Founder’s Breakfast Stout is just the thing to sip with a piece of pie while trying to ignore the annual family screaming.

Happy Thanksgiving from Social Wines – 52 West Broadway!