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November 25, 2013 No comments

Last week we talked about the unusual convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah. This week we're going to talk wine (and Metrokane wine tools and accessories, natch!).

Choosing wines for Thanksgiving courses and flavors—from salty stuffing to spicy pumpkin pie and everything in between—is never easy. And when you figure in the potato latkas for Chanukah it makes it even more challenging (food bloggers have been running amok, calling it Thanksgivukkah and suggesting cross-cultural recipes like turkey brined in Manischewitz with challah stuffing and sweet potato latkes).

The one thing that does remain constant (and much simpler than the final wine selection!) is how you'll open, serve and preserve whatever it is that you're drinking. To open the wine—and perhaps try a sparkling wine this year—pull out your Rabbit Electra Wine Tool Kit ($50) the combines a premium Electric Corkscrew with a polished chrome Foil Cutter and the Rabbit Wine Preserving Stopper.

If sparkling wines aren't to your taste, give the Rabbit Aerating Decanter System a try ($60) with a bottle of red (Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel are all good choices). This innovative gadget breaks red wine down into tiny droplets that spray down the side of the decanter, instantly picking up oxygen that enhances both flavor and aroma. The Super-Aerating system includes a hand-blown crystal decanter, crystal glass wine-spray funnel and super-fine sediment screen. Allowing wine time to "breathe" is now a thing of the past.

For white wines, the Rabbit Wine-Chilling Carafe is the perfect way to keep white wines chilled while the candles are lit. (No plastic ice chamber! No freezable chemicals!). It's a more effective chilling carafe because the stainless ice chamber is a highly efficient cold-transfer material, far superior to glass or plastic.

There probably won't be much wine left (but hopefully enough food for left-overs) so we won't talk about preserving until a later post.

However (and whatever!) you celebrate, there's nothing better than family, food and good wine. We at Metrokane wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Posted in: Holidays