On Tuesday November 27th Fellini Koolini’s Ball Room was home to a sold out themed Wine and Food Experience called” “Wine for the holidays.” The intent was to showcase lesser known and reasonably priced wines that would be appropriate offerings for Christmas family dinners and office parties.

Cremant D’Alsace  France

Same method as champagne and the second most popular sparkling wine in France (after champagne)

Tiny bubbles and a brioche nose.

Sud Absolut Blanc Dry Muscat Provence France

A lovely raspy dry concoction from a grape that usually is vinified off-dry .Floral and grapey

Guinand D’Oc Rouge Langedoc Roussillon France

60% Grenache, 40% Merlot- A well balanced red from the vineyards around Montpellier-the fastest growing city in France and 10 miles from the Mediterranean.

Marques de Plata Sauvignon Blanc Macabeo Valencia Spain

The macabeo grape softens the astringency of the sauvignon blanc for a light but crisp and refreshing flavour profile. Valencia-the third largest city in Spain and an important international port.

Marquis de Plata Tempranillo-Bobal Spain

Tempranillo is the primary grape of Rioja. The Bobal grape-indigenous to Spain gives this juicy red more body and power than the lighter red wines produced in Northern Spain.

These wines were pared with the following “Holiday themed” dishes-courtesy of Executive Chef

Mike “Smitty” Smith:

Roulade of Turkey with Smoked Bacon stuffing and pan juice gravy with Potato Croquette

Scalloped Potatoes on Smoked Ham with a Provencal Mustard

Brie baked in phyllo Pastry with Candied Walnuts and Cranberry Coulis