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    Make a holiday memory with this Northern Rhone pour

    Make a holiday memory with this Northern Rhone pour.
    Boston Harbor Hotel
    Make a holiday memory with this Northern Rhone pour.

    When wine connoisseur friends visit for the holidays, take them to Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Nicholas Daddona, beverage director for the entire hotel property, is pouring a 2015 Domaine Louis Cheze “Pagus Luminis” Condrieu. “It offers intensity but is not overpowering in weight,” he says of the viognier, crafted from fruit grown in a hillside vineyard located within the prestigious Northern Rhone appellation. There is a level of splurge for everyone: Guests can opt for a glass for $28, a bottle for $112, or get a taste of the aromatic pour as part of a flight — along with a southern Italian white and a Sonoma Coast chardonnay — for $29. The wine pairs harmoniously with a dish crafted by chef de cuisine Keith Bombaugh, called
    “Pilgrim Lobster,” in which the crustacean’s claw meat is plated with corn custard and a buttery-bacony griddle cake on the side. Make it a holiday to remember. The pilgrims never ate or drank this well.

    Meritage Restaurant & Wine Bar at Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston,

    617-439-3995,

    www.meritagetherestaurant.com

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    ELLEN BHANG