This wine is the glue to hold the cacophony of sweet, spice and savory together. Your family may not know what Blaufrankish is, but they'll be asking where they can get some.
Dr. Loosen Riesling, 2017
- For a more classic white wine pairing for turkey dinner, Riesling is the way to go.
Yalumba Viognier, 2017
- Light, perfumed, and lush, this Australian Viognier is a great choice to accompany the flavors of a classic Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
Pine Ridge Chenin/Viognier
- Adding body from Chenin Blanc this round, smooth and perfumed wine is a crowd-pleaser.
Quinta Seara D'Ordens Fine Ruby Porto,
- Put some in your cranberry sauce and drink the rest!
Domaine Carteresses Tavel,
- Thanksgiving is Rose's last gasp before it hibernates for the winter. Tavel's added richness makes it appropriate for cooler weather.
Domaine de la Mondone, 2016
- It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a bottle or three of Beaujolais and this one over delivers for the price.
- Prosecco is a party drink. This one is ripe and organic. Plus the kitchen crew needs more than coffee to keep them going.
Maison Angelot Bugey Mondeuse, 2016
- For a fun esoteric wine, try this for an alternative to Beaujolais.
Chateau Bianca Pinot Gris,
- Fall is Pinot Grigio's season. The apple and spice flavors are right at home for Thanksgiving. Reeks of Americana.
Frog's Leap "La Grenouille Rougante" Rose, 2017
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-Whether your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the turkey or the sweet potatoes, this dry rosé will pair well with everything on the table.
Helioterra Pinot Blanc, 2015
- This is a Pinot Blanc with serious attitude, it has weight, depth, and great acid. At this price it is a wonderful option for the feast.
Ground Effect Cabernet Sauvignon,
- If you absolutely need to breakout the full-bodied reds, this honest, fruity by nature Cab has plenty of depth and won't clash with your meal.
Albert Boxler Reserve Edelzwicker, 2014
- Alsace is arguably the source for the most food-friendly wines on the planet.
Blandy's Sercial 5 year Madiera
- Nuts, toffee, and dried fruit dominate the nose of this fortified wine. I'd recommend pairing this with pecan, apple, or pumpkin pie.
Gustave Lorentz Cremante D'Alsace
- A perfect option for pre-meal festivities and lighter fare.
Horse and Plow The Gardener Carneros, Pinot Noir, 2014,
- This cuvee from Carneros offers both the fruity richness and palate cleansing brightness to hold its own against the smorgasbord of dishes that often define Thanksgiving.
A Tribute to Grace Grenache, 2016,
- Not feeling the typical wines for the big Thursday feast? Try this juicy, bright Grenache.
Francois Chidaine Clos Habert Montlouis Sur Loire, 2015,
- Off-dry Chenin Blanc could be a perfect pairing for Thanksgiving. With a touch of residual sugar and plenty of acid, this wine can carry your meal dish to dish, with ease.
Lopez de Heredia Rioja Reserva Bosconia, 2005,
- Choosing a red for the feast can be tough but if your menu rests more on the savory and hearty herbs side of the spectrum this is the wine for you.
Digby Fine English Leander Pink Brut Rose
- This is a beautiful English bubbly from the fabled White Cliffs of Dover. It has plenty of weight and vibrancy and will easily stand up to any dish you throw at it.
Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay, 2011,
- With ripe apple, pear, vanilla, buttered bread, and white flowers it's easy to see why this wine would pair so well with Autumnal fare.
Hugel Pinot Gris Vendage Tardive, 2001,
- Gorgeous, luxurious, rich, honeyed, sweet but impossibly balanced, these wines can be served at either the beginning or the end of a meal.
Bouchard Pere et Fils Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus, 2010,
- An epic wine from an epic vintage, this Pinot Noir brings nuance and complexity to a thoughtful meal. A long, unrushed, dinner would allow you to experience the evolution of this wine in the glass as you move dish to dish.