The countdown is ON.
You’re refilling the xanax, stocking the bar cart and just waiting for your crazy aunt to show up with all five of her kids in fabulous, matching Ralph Lauren plaid ensembles.
You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.
The holidays are officially here and the antics are just starting to brew. As the anxiety amps up and awkward family members begin to re-surface, do yourself, and your loved ones, a favor: make booze your BFF, slow and steady or pound it like it’s gatorade on a hot summer day, we don’t judge here at GG.
When it comes to successfully accomplishing the survival of this time period each year I like to save time by going straight to the experts with regard to boozing: aka Wine Wise and or Jeb at Val’s.
Wine Wise: With Steve and Chiharu at the healm, no GG can go wrong. After visiting with these two beverage gurus we compiled a list that conveniently consists of wines that nt only appeal to a variety of palettes but a variety of price options too. Plus, each one pairs beautifully, truly, with the usual Thanksgiving spread. Before purchasing, take note of the labels and the names of each wine. We hope you find their clever dual meaning names as humerous as we do.
In the meantime, if wine isn’t your preferred poison, opt for some hard(core) liquor and pop into Val’s on East Putnam Avenue: Jeb never dissapoints! Just be sure to get a bottle of Manny’s Bloody Mary Mix, we all know you’ll be needing it. Fun fact: and you will be supporting local while doing so as Manny is a GGuy!
Be sure to pop into Wine Wise, or Val’s, to stock up your inventory and don’t be shy- introduce yourself! You will be amazed at how incredibly knowledgable and helpful the owners of both truly are. When in doubt: go directly to the pro’s.
WINE WISE, 122 E PUTNAM AVENUE, GREENWICH, CT
Val’s, 125 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
THE HARD STUFF:
Let Jeb show you the way at Val’s.
*all can be found at WineWise in Greenwich.
Note the size: Heger Pinot Noir, Baden Germany $23 1Liter
Because when you’re around family you always need a little extra wine!!!
If You See Kay, Lazio Italy $25
Why? Because of the word it spells, and the irreverent label on the bottle which will hopefully offend those reserved prude family members!!
The Prisoner Blindfold White, California $37
Why? A label you can definitely emphasize with during those long holiday family parties.
Far Niente Chardonnay, Napa California $75
This is AMAZING chardonnay and Far Niente means “without a care” which is what holidays should be about after all.