Chris Kelly and Rania Zayyat, come on to talk about the cycle of class that they have been planning and hosting. This serves as a conduit to much delicious conversation, such as the ins and outs of rosé, orange wine, transparency in wine, and the wonder women of wine. Chris and Rania are knowledgeable, fun, and an essential part of the Austin wine scene!
I welcome sommeliers Rania Zayyat and Chris Kelly on the show to field Thanksgiving wine questions from the Austin public and beyond. Rania and Chris have tons of experience in top Austin restaurants and breakdown their classic turkey pairings as well as some non-traditional ones that might bring us out of our comfort zone. How does smoking vs deep frying vs roasting a turkey change the pairing? Check out the show for their commentary, and here are some producers and wines that they recommend:
Rania and Chris's consulting company: www.vintelwine.com
Wine recommendations we talk about: Riesling- A.J. Adam, Julian Haart, Fritz Haag, Willi Schaefer.
Gewürztraminer: Domaine Ostertag and Domaine Weinbach from Alsace
Moscato d'Asti: La Spinetta 'Bricco Quaglia'
Bugey-Cerdon: Patrick Bottex, sparkling red (delish)
Piedmont: GD Vajra Rosso & Langhe Nebbiolo, Roagna Dolcetto d'Alba
Northern Rhone: Andrea Calek 'Babiole', Franck Balthazar, Hervé Souhaut Syrah and Gamay
Texas Wines: William Chris Pét-Nat, Doug Lewis Tempranillo, Cruz de Comal, Calais Roussanne
Vin de Liquor: Macvin du Jura: Jean-François Ganevat & François Rousset-Martin