Mike Madaio

Location: Paoli, PA

Mike is a food & drink writer based in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. His work has appeared in publications such as Epikur, Main Line Today and Main Line Magazine. As a a Snooth mentor, Mike shares his love and passion for Italian wine discoveries.

Turkey-Time Twists

Everyone's got Thanksgiving wine tips this time of year - but I may be the only guy willing to put together a list that doesn't contain any of the usual favorites - you know, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.

Instead, I've scoured the lesser-appreciated varietals for wines that won't clash with your piled plate of meat, root veggies, greens and other various and sundry foods, and that won't hurt your wallet when Uncle Dave slugs it back like it's the Silver Bullet.

 

8. Primaterra Primitivo Puglia IGT (2010)

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Previously available for $25.99
Ok, fine, you got me. Primitivo is the same as Zinfandel. This one, however, is lighter and more balanced than the high-alcohol American cousins. Plus it's downright cheap.
 
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