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GRAPE GURU: Best bets for holiday wines

The Internet suggests that 82 percent of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving, but on Christmas ham and turkey are consumed almost equally, with beef a distant third. People also consume a variety of side dishes including bread stuffing, corn, glazed carrots, yams, creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy and other rich sauces.

Wine experts suggest that holiday wines should have a lively acidity and low alcohol levels so that the subtle flavors in turkey and ham are not overpowered. Fortunately, most New York wines fit these criteria. Here are some of my suggestions to try with your holiday meals this season.

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