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Thanksgiving Wines – to-go!

November is here, which means that Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! For foodies and epicurians, few days are as delightful as is Thanksgiving with all of its meats, potatoes, casseroles, veggies, and pies.

But, because it is such a special meal, it can also draw some anxiety around wine selections. The perfect meal needs the perfect wine, right? Well, sure. Of course there is no perfect wine, but Jet’s owner, Jill, has selected a few that she thinks are perfect for a Thanksgiving meal. And, you can buy them at Jet Wine Bar (details below)!

So, this is how I pick my Thanksgiving wines.

For meats, I like to choose wines that mimic accompaniments to the particular dish. So, for turkey I like a wine that acts like cranberry sauce: tart and juicy. This is why so many people will serve gamay, but it applies to all grapes that produce lighter-bodied, juicy, and acidic wines. Portuguiser (also called Blauer Portuguiser) is similar in having a fresh, juicy feel. Agrina Doo from Serbia is a nice one. Pennsylvania’s Chambourcin is a fantastic choice, generally with wild, brambly, juicy blackberry notes and a good, acidic tartness. You absolutely cannot go wrong with Galen Glen’s. I like a Blaufrankisch, here, as well. These have a bit more tannin and spice, but not everyone wants cranberry sauce. Try Blau from Weingut Heinrich.

What about those veggies? I find Italian wines to be among my favorite for vegetables.

As with the turkey, think about what would accompany the vegetables. Would you sprinkle raw, slivered almonds on top? Try something young and fresh with “green” notes (of raw almonds, or green olives)?. That sounds to me like a young Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and Cesani makes one of my favorites.

Or, is your vegetable better with a shaving of cheese? Try something a little softer and nuttier, like Arneis. Ceretto Blange Arneis has been my go-to. Or, how about one of my newest favorites? Lugana.  Ca’Lojera’s is perfect: a little rounder, with mint and melon, and with great acidity.

Want to go a little different? Please, please, please try a Hungarian white, like Juhfark or Hárslevelű. Not only are they fun to say, they have some qualities of both of the above. Juhfark is full and nutty, while still being fresh, green, and crisp. Hárslevelű has more honey, sharpened with some lime and peach. How do they do it? I do not know, but apparently the folks at Csetvei Pincészet (Juhfark) and Carpinus (Hárslevelű ) do know. Try the Juhfark with a vegan entree, like cauliflower “steak”, or with a green-bean casserole. That Hárslevelű will hit the spot with sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, or just waiting by the oven!

Interested in adding these to your Thanksgiving Meal? Jet Wine Bar will be selling them in sets of 3, for $80.

Choose between:

  • Agrina Doo, Portuguiser (2018)
  • Ca’Lojera, Lugana (2018)
  • Carpinus Winery, Tokaji Hárslevelű Tokaj (2017)

or

  • Weingut Heinrich, Neusiedlersee Blaufränkisch (2016)
  • Cesani, Vernaccia di San Gimignano (2018)
  • Csetvei Pincészet, Mór Juhfark (2015)

Order yours today by visiting Jet Wine Bar at 1525 South Street, or contact Nick@jetwinebar.com

Wine *must* be ordered by 2 pm November 19th, and *must* be picked up from Jet between Friday Nov 23rd (after 5pm) through Wednesday Nov 27th.

Wine Gift Baskets are Here

Need a gift for someone special? Let Jet do your holiday shopping for you!

This holiday season, we are offering two different baskets filled with wine and other goodies.

Our “Festive” Basket includes 1 bottle of Sparkling wine, 1 bottle of red wine, house made, spicy mixed-nuts, house made chocolate-covered pretzels and a $10 gift card to Jet!
Festive Basket $49

 

Our “Champagne” Basket includes 1 bottle of Champagne, 1 bottle of premium red wine, house made, spicy mixed-nuts, house made chocolate-covered pretzels, a jar of artisan olives, and a $25 gift card to Jet!
Champagne Basket $99

 

Both gifts come festively wrapped and ready to give!

 

Please note baskets must be purchased at Jet Wine Bar.
For more information, contact Nick@jetwinebar.com

December Wine Tastings

Jet Wine Bar will be hosting three wine tastings and bottle sale events to help you celebrate the holidays. From a “Blends are my Friends tasting to a “’Tis the Season to be Bubbly Bottle Try & Buy” we have something for everyone! See tickets and more information below.

Wine Tasting: Time Machine Edition Hosted by Jill Weber, Owner and Wining Archaeologist

Date: Tues, December 6th Time: 6:30-8:30PM

About: Take a trip back in time for wine! What do Dave Brubeck, King Béla I, and Spain share in common? All have milestones associated with December 6th – the day of our tasting! Join Jill Weber, our owner and Wining Archaeologist, for wines from Hungary, Spain, Austria, California, and Texas!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting-time-travel/details

Thanksgiving Wines “Try and Buy” Hosted by wine expert, Giacomo Di Lisi, of Soilair Selections and Jet’s owner and “Wining Archaeologist”, Jill Weber.

Date: Wed, December 14th Time: 7:00 – 9:00PM

About: Why use just one grape? Join Jeff Holden from Breakthru Beverage PA for a guided tasting of 6 red blends from around the world: Bordeaux, Corbieres, Priorat, Tuscany, California’s Central Valley, and Imathia, Greece. From the traditional to the unexpected, we’ll taste just what makes these red blends our friends!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/blends-are-my-friends/

‘Tis the Season to be Bubbly “Bottle Try and Buy” Hosted by wine expert, Giacomo Di Lisi, of Soilair Selections and Jet’s owner and “Wining Archaeologist”, Jill Weber.

Date: Sun, December 18th Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

About: Drop by Jet’s Lounge on Sunday, December 18th, any time between 2-4 to explore an assortment of bubbles! We’ll have white, pink, red, spumante, crémant, prosecco, champagne… We’ll have wines for all occasions – your favorite meal, a big date, or New Years Eve! Try first, then buy bottles to-go!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/tis-the-season-to-be-bubbly/

Jet’s Month of Tastings!

Jet Wine Bar will be hosting three wine tastings and bottle sale events this November. From a “Blends are my Friends tasting to a “Thanksgiving Wine “Buy & Try”’ we have something for everyone. See tickets and more information below.

 

pasted-image-at-2016_11_07-12_40-pm“Drink like a Pilgrim (kind of)” Hosted by Jill Weber, Owner and Wining Archaeologist

Date: Tuesday, November 15th

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

 

About: What did the Pilgrims drink at the first Thanksgiving? Not wine. But what wine might they have drunk? That is what we are here to find out. Jill Weber will guide you through 5 wines and the circuitous path of the Pilgrims.

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting-drink-like-a-pilgrim-kind-of/details

20101101-thanksgivingwine-500Thanksgiving Wines “Try and Buy” Hosted by wine expert, Giacomo Di Lisi, of Soilair Selections and Jet’s owner and “Wining Archaeologist”, Jill Weber.

Date: Sunday, November 20th                                 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

 

About: Drop by Jet’s Lounge to explore wines perfect for Thanksgiving. Not sure which wines to pour with your fabulous (or, at least, big) meal? No problem. $5 gets you in the door to taste as many wines as you’d like. Try first, then buy bottles to-go!

Event Link: https://jetwinebar.ticketleap.com/thanksgiving-wine-try-and-buy-at-jet/

Jet Tasting Events

Upcoming Tasting Events:

Wine and History (aka Global Time-Travel)

Jillchips - CopyJoin us every third Tuesday  in Jet’s lounge for an evening of wine-narrated history and culture.  In each 2-hour class, we taste 5 wines that illustrate the evenings topic, passing historical and mythical landmarks along the way.  Classes are fun, informative, interactive, and tasty!  All of our “Wine and History” Tastings are led by Jet’s owner and Wining Archaeologist, Jill Weber.  Your ticket entitles you to the 5-wine tasting plus light snacks, as well as 15% off that evening’s bar tab.

 

Next Class:

classes are added regularly, and tickets can be purchased here

December 1st: Wines of South Africa

 

Previous Classes:

read recaps of some of our previous tastings:

Time for Tempranillo

Exploring Argentina

Following Francis: A Wine-ography!

On the (Wine)trail of Hercules

Rediscovering Merlot 

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Private Events

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHave your special event at Jet!

Our lower-level lounge is available for your networking event, bachelorette or birthday party, anniversary, private wine-tasting, and more.

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  • private room
  • private bar
  • space for 20-25 seated
  • food packages
  • guided tastings

Contact info@jetwinebar.com for more information!