Thanksgiving Wine Guide
We all love Thanksgiving. Food, family, friends; what’s not to like? However, with such a wide array of dishes being served, it is one of the hardest meals of the year to pair with wine. Our wine department team would like to highlight a few bottles that belong on every Thanksgiving table.
Nothing says celebration like sparkling wine. Sparkling wines can also be one of the most versatile wines when it comes to pairing with food. Cheese and charcuterie, fried food, appetizers, side dishes, even dessert can be elevated when paired with a delicious sparkling wine. A few of our favorites are Bellafina Prosecco ($9.99), Gruet Blanc de Noirs ($15.99), and any one of our fabulous Champagnes.
Another style of wine that pairs with almost everything on the table is rose. The high acid and light red and citrus styled fruits make rose an excellent partner to salads, antipasto, vegetable dishes, and lighter meats. The Bila-Haut ($12.99) and La Spinetta ($19.99) are two of the best.
When thinking about pairing white wines with your Thanksgiving dinner, we advise sticking with something fairly fruity, and with little or no oak. A few we would suggest that can pair with everything from cranberry sauce, to sweet potatoes, to stuffing are Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier (11.99), Casamaro Verdejo ($12.99), and Gobelsburger Riesling ($19.99).
Finally, nothing pairs better with Turkey and herbed gravy than a silky, high acid, low tannin red wine. Pinot Noir is the obvious choice, but we also have several other wines that fit the bill. Our favorites include Camino de Navaherreros Garnacha ($14.99), Broc Cellars Love Red ($19.99), and Bow and Arrow Medici Vineyard Pinot Noir ($33.99).
These are some of our favorite Thanksgiving wines, but remember, the number one rule of pairing is “drink what you like.” Come in and let our expert staff find the perfect bottle for your Thanksgiving table.