Turkey Day Tips

Whether its your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or you’ve been doing it like a pro for years, these pairings are a sure bet to deliciously accompany your festive feast!


BUBBLES:

LAMBRUSCO
-secco or semisecco lightly sparkling red wine from Northern Italy
-pairs well with charcuterie & cheese, but will also be a great accompaniment to the roasted, herbal dishes of a traditional thanksgiving meal

SPARKLING PINOT NOIR ROSE
-elegant notes of fresh red berries and cream
-the ultimate dinner party pairing

WHITE:

VIOGNIER
-full-bodied, rich white with lots of floral, tropical and stone fruit notes; slightly oily
-pairs well with delicate meats, root vegetables, spices and herbs

SILVANER
-goes extremely well with hard to pair green vegetables like brussel sprouts
-if you’re a fan of Pinot Gris, you need to try this grape!
-try one from Germany’s Franconia region

RED:

PINOT NOIR
-red fruit and spice notes with soft, smooth tannins
-pairs well with roasted light meats

GAMAY
-light-bodied red from Beaujolais, France
-fruity, floral and earthy notes
-very versatile; pairs well with almost any dish

ZINFANDEL
-medium/full-bodied red with a high alcohol content
-pairs very well with meats, poultry and spiced/herbal dishes

FOR DESSERT:

TAWNY PORT
-rich, smooth and sweet
-the perfect pairing for that hot homemade apple pie! Mmmm!

RIESLING ICE WINE
-the ethereal elegance of a good Riesling Ice Wine is hard to beat. The balance and elegance that comes from the grape’s natural acidity level keeps the palate fresh and leaves you wishing the bottle wasn’t so darn small!
-pairs perfectly with fruit driven desserts, vanilla ice-cream and soft, pungent cheese


Happy Turkey Day Wine-Lovers!

Turkey Time

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