Mardi Gras / Carnival - Holidays and Wine

Mardi Gras is known by many other names, including Fat Tuesday and Carnival. It's the final day of celebration before the onset of the fasting of Lent. Here are wines to help you celebrate!

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is actually simply the French phrase for Fat Tuesday. Settlers from France brought over their culture as well as their cuisine when they settled in New Orleans. If you're putting together a New Orleans party, here are some great French wines to include.
French Wines

Carinival is the name given to the huge Mardi Gras celebration held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. You usually can't find any Brazilian wines outside of Brazil, so here are some wines from Chile and Argentina that go well with the traditional Brazilian foods. South American Wines

Venice Carnival
Although Rio has the claim on the best known Carnival celebration, Carnival is held in Venice, Italy as well, with masks and music. If you'd like to have an Italian menu, here is information on the wines of Italy to pour out. Don't just stay with Chianti - Italy has much to offer! Italian Wines

Wine and Holidays
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