What to Drink on Thanksgiving Day
2022 has been a fast year for most of us and the holidays are suddenly on the calendar. With everything you have to do (shopping, cooking, traveling, dealing with in-laws, etc.), we are here to make your wine selections super easy!
Pick Wine That Complements Your Thanksgiving Meal
Thanksgiving fare in your home may run traditional, with turkey and stuffing, or you may want to try something new out of a fancy cookbook to surprise your guests. Either way, the wine you choose for this important meal should be a complement and not something that would over or underwhelm. Here are six great wines to pair with your holiday meal we believe everyone will enjoy.
Didier Grappe Clash Jura Brut
We love bubbles and think they should always have a place on the table. The best thing about sparkling wine is its versatility. You can serve this before, during, or after your meal, and that’s how well it works. This sparkling wine from Didier Grappe is a natural sparkling wine with a clean, ripe bouquet and orchard fruit notes alongside crushed stone and bright, lemony acidity. Pour this bubbly as guests arrive or bring it out as a festive end to the evening.
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Alice Beaufort La Petit Beaufort
Champagne all but in name. 100% organic Chardonnay from just beyond the demarcated area of Champagne winegrowing. Notes of apricot, toasted brioche and marzipan with full bubbles. When everyone else is drinking red wine with their main dinner you’ll be having this beauty.
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Maloof No Clos Radio Pinot Gris
When it comes to white wine on your Thanksgiving table, it’s best to go light and bright. This Maloof Pinot Gris comes from Oregon and is a fantastic wine to pair with your entire meal. Juicy pear and lemon, hints of baked bread, and a thin line of salinity. Great with traditional trimmings, and it can handle some spice as well.
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Mylène Bru Zingara
If you want something a little heavier but not over the top, one of our favorite go-to grapes is Marsanne. The Zingara from Mylène Bru is herbaceous and sunny, with juicy peach and yellow apple finishing with bright acidity. A perfect wine to make your turkey even juicier for your guests.
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Damien Coquelet Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes
You may be inclined to grab a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau for your meal. DON’T!! Grab a cru Beaujolais instead. The flavors will be more complex, and the wine will be more elegant than a just-released Nouveau. Chiroubles is often described as the most “Beaujolais-like” of the 10 cru wines. Damien Coquelet Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes is sourced from older Gamay vines averaging 50 years of age. Stuffed with juicy raspberry and cranberry fruit, purple flowers, and hints of spice and herbs.
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Le Chat Huant Les Grues
This is Gamay but not from the famous Beaujolais region. This time we’ve get a gamay from sourced from 50-year-old vines near Cheverny. It is light and crunchy bursting with cranberry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors. And nothings says Thanksgiving like a touch of bright cranberry with your meal.
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Broc Cellars La Boutanche Zinfandel
Zinfandel is considered America’s grape and should have a place at any table this holiday season. But all too often, Zins can be too heavy, too sweet, and have too much alcohol. These styles can be palate killers for Thanksgiving meals. However, a light, more restrained style like Chris Brockaway’s La Boutanche gives you everything you want from the grape without the heavy weight. This is juicy and glou glou in style. Crunchy brambleberry, sage, and earth with balance and quaffability. It can take a chill if you like.
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Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Boal Madeira
Yes, we have a wine that goes with pie! The often-overlooked Madeira. One pairing rule to remember for dessert is that wines should be even sweeter than desserts. If not, the wine may taste bitter when paired with a sweet bite. Madeira is especially apropos for Thanksgiving. This is the wine of our founding fathers. And has been on the table since the birth of our country. It is also a perfect pairing with the flavors we love during the fall. The Henriques & Henriques 10-Year Boal Madeira shows an interwoven palate of fig marmalade, salted caramel, baking spices, and cigar smoke. Trust us, we’re pouring this beauty with all the pies from pumpkin to pecan.
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