Cat Chat episode 7: Holiday wine pairings

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Ever wonder what kind of wine goes with, say, ham or that fruitcake you got from your co-worker upstairs?

Well, Shannon Ball of The Wine Experience explains the best wine pairings for your Christmas dinner, whether that includes turkey or generous helpings of sugar cookies.

(Of course, you can always ditch the wine and grab a cold beer or Diet Coke. But I digress.)

Shannon tells what I can’t — which is what’s the best wines for your Christmas get-together so you don’t look as ignorant about wines as me when you show up to dinner holding the wrong bottle. (Or, in my case, a bottle of Patron.)

You can thank Shannon later.

Got a question for Shannon — or me? Post ’em here. We love hearing from you!

Happy Holidays, everyone!




TODAY’S GIFT IDEA: Doggie Bento from Hawaii Doggie Bakery at Ward Warehouse

Tickets to "Cats"

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PRICE: $35 to $60 each

THE GIST: The longest running show in Broadway history, "Cats" returns to Hawaii with all of its feline fantastic-ness. Shows run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 2 — and tickets are still available online at

THE ADDED BONUS: You can print out tickets from your computer and, viola, instant gift!

BEST FOR: Broadway fanatics, cat lovers and anyone on your list for whom you haven't shopping.

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