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Pretentious & Pour Wine Tasting: Thanksgiving Pairings

  • Proof 1301 Locust Street Des Moines, IA, 50309 United States (map)

Our favorite meals aren’t always at restaurants, why should our wine be? Join Proof for their second wine tasting event of the season, taking our favorite varietals for a spin before serving them up alongside your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Proof’s most and least pretentious wine enthusiasts present a tasting with a diverse array of Thanksgiving friendly, easy-to-drink wine perfect for favorites like turkey, green bean casserole, and stuffing. To save you from scanning a bunch of labels through the Vino app, our professional enthusiasts will walk you through this month’s offering with samples to inform your holiday decisions.

Geeky Pinot Noir, Champagne, and Slovenien Yellow Muscat are yours for the sipping (and buying!) from 5 to 8PM Monday, November 18 with small bites for purchase from our kitchen designed to make that last sip a little more delicious.

This event is free to wine enthusiasts 21+, food and bottles available for purchase.


“Pretentious and Pour” is a series from the wine nerds at Proof, born out of Bar Manager Karli’s insistence on pairing our very good juice with whatever snack she had available — Pinot Noir & Cool Ranch Doritos, Lambrusco & corn dogs, Barbera & McDonalds. Eventually General Manager/Wine Steward Jared joined in with equally ridiculous additions like Beaujolais & Fong’s, Champagne & french fries, Chardonnay with microwave popcorn — truly the best and the worst.

Earlier Event: November 9
November Second Saturday: Wild Game Dinner
Later Event: November 28
Closed for Thanksgiving