Thanksgiving is a perfect time to share a few bottles with friends and family. With such a variety of food during the sometimes day-long feast, it can be a challenge picking something that pairs well across the board... so why not share a few!
Selecting a variety of wines will aid in pairing with the several components of a traditional turkey dinner, as well as cater to a variety of guests’ palates. Hosting dinner or joining a party? Here are a few tips for selecting wines for your Thanksgiving Day festivities, as well as a list of affordable favorites to look for as you shop! All are available at BevMo, Total Wine, and Specs, and many are available at national grocery stores as well.
White Wine ~ pick one that is refreshing and slightly fruity, nothing with too much butter, or too much citrus. Well balanced, and fairly neutral is best. You want one that will compliment from turkey to pie.
- Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc & Viognier ($12)
- Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc ($11-$15)
- St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc ($15-$20)
- Cuvaison Chardonnay ($20-$25)
Sparkling ~ One of the most forgotten wines for serving on Thanksgiving. Choose brut. Dry sparkling wines pair nicely with turkey and all that comes with it. Adventurous? Try a Sparkling Shiraz!
Red Wine ~ The trick with reds is to select one that is not too tart or high in tannin. Fruit forward, medium bodied ~ solid, neutral food wines are best when going with reds.
- Erath Pinot Noir ($13-$18)
- A to Z Pinot Noir ($15-$17)
- Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel ($16)
- Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel ($20-$27)
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