5 Great Thanksgiving Wines

Friday, November 20, 2009 11:51
Giving Thanks 5 Great Grapes
Here are five of our favorite wines to pair with the traditional Thanksgiving feast. We hope you’ll find these wonderful options to share at your table with family and friends.

Five Grapes for Giving Thanks

From intimate candlelight to exuberant gatherings of extended-family, our Wine Director’s has selected five versatile accompaniments to your Thanksgiving feast:

  1. Gamay Noir – Nouveau is synonomous with Thanksgiving. Try your favorite producer from Beaujolais or try Andrew Lane Nouveau from Napa Valley, California’s only producer of Nouveau. Classic.
  2. Rose – Rose is the PERFECT wet juicy pairing with turkey. Nothing beats it. Just make sure it is not to dry. Look for an “off-dry” rose. Savvy.
  3. Pinot Noir – any expression from Oregon to Burgundy will pair beautifully with your Thanksgiving feast. Safe.
  4. Riesling – Riesling and Turkey? Yes please. There is not another better white wine to pair with Turkey than this…. Gewurztraminer would be a very close second. When looking for Riesling, look no further than Germany. Adventurous.
  5. Sparkling Shiraz / Malbec – Yes Sparkling. And with Red Bubbles! This is a really fun pairing. Think turkey and cranberry relish… mmm. Look for Sparkling Shiraz or Sparkling Malbec this holiday season. Fun & Adventurous.

Cheers – and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!