The Bobbie® with Wine

For years I heard people talk about it.  Many would say it was the best sandwich in town.  And then I found out what all the hype was about.  It’s called “The Bobbie®”.  The Bobbie® is basically Thanksgiving dinner between two pieces of French bread.  Shredded turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo, make it to die for.  And let me be the first to tell you, we’re not just ordering this at Thanksgiving.   The next time you’re in Las Vegas, you have to stop by Capriotti’s sandwich shop.  Believe me, it’s worth the trip!

It's amazing how many wines work with this sandwich!  To celebrate Thanksgiving however, I suggest drinking Beaujolais Nouveau with The Bobbie®.  Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the Gamay grape and released the third Thursday of November, shortly after the grapes have been harvested.  Like Thanksgiving, Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be drunk in celebration of the harvest.  Because the wine is only 7-9 weeks old, it is extremely light, fruity and easy to drink.  Beaujolais Nouveau's berry flavors compliment the cranberry sauce, and suddenly, after taking a sip of the wine, the non-existent turkey flavor takes front stage.  Another wine to try with The Bobbie® is a German Riesling (Kabinett).  Kabinett is a drier style of Riesling.  With Riesling, the cranberry sauce and stuffing come to life, and the food and wine seem sweeter.  The aftertaste is incredible!  In addition, the Riesling has the acidity to cleanse the palate, making you want to go for another bite.  Other wines to try with The Bobbie® are Zinfandel, Shiraz (both still & sparkling), Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, CA Chardonnay and Cab!