Giving Thanks for Wine

Posted by on Nov 25, 2009 in Food Pairings, Holiday Drinks, Wine | No Comments

Gobble Gobble

Turkey? Check. Cranberries? Check. Wine? Are you kidding?? Check. It wouldn't be a true Thanksgiving feast at my house without the bottles of wine flowing.

Undoubtedly, if your guests are anything like mine, they'll fall into one of two camps: red wine drinkers and white wine drinkers. Sure, more savvy wine connoisseurs will prefer the style of wine that pairs best with the meal–but I'd presume that the majority just drink what they like. A fantastic rule to go by, I say.

Better stock up on some bottles of red and white.

The Juicy Wine Recommendations

Red Truck Winery Pinot Noir
Saint Clair Pinot Noir
Calera Central Coast Chardonnay
La Crema Chardonnay

More Thanksgiving Wines

Beaujolais Nouveau
Champagne or Cava
Sauvignon Blanc
AutoMoto Cabernet Sauvignon

For your red, you can't go wrong with a few
inexpensive bottles of Pinot Noir, a veritable crowd-pleaser. (Choose a
lighter-bodied bottle and you'll also have a great food pairing for roasted
turkey.) And for your white, how about a California Chardonnay, a
complex wine that is sure to appeal to your most finicky white wine
fans. Have one bottle of each open at all times, and your guests will
give thanks.

After all, that's what we're going for, isn't it?

Diane Timba
is a contributing writer at Thursday Happy Hour. Check out her
lifestyle wine column here on Wednesdays. Which wine do you drink with Thanksgiving leftovers?
Let Diane know in the comments below. Or chat with her on Facebook.

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