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November 2015

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40 | NOVEMBER 2015 Turkey is actually pretty flexible when it comes to wine pairing, says George Shube, owner of Shubie's Marketplace in Marblehead. It's all those pesky side dishes that cause the trouble. "Matching up with turkey is really easy," Shube says, noting that the holiday bird can pair well with either red or white wine in a variety of weights and flavors. But add in those fixings, especially sweet potato cas- serole or even just butternut squash, and that's where the finesse comes in. "Too much sweetness will make [wine] taste bitter," Shube says. So for the Thanksgiving table, he recommends choosing something George Shube can make any number of adventurous recommendations from his in-store cellar. photographs by Joe Ferraro BY JEANNE O'BRIEN COFFEY Skip the predictable pairings and opt for one of these Thanksgiving- friendly wines. Turkey Time Tipples that is fruit-forward, which does not mean sweet. "A lot of people, when you say fruit, they cringe and think it will be sweet," Shube says, "but that isn't the case." For example, try a pinot gris from Alsace—the same grape as the ubiquitous pinot grigio, but with a completely different style, rich and fruity with an aromatic nose but bone dry on the palate. While pinot gris isn't necessar- ily a wine for which customers often come looking, whenever someone does try it, they always enjoy it, Shube says. "We're all creatures of habit, but sometimes

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