A Thanksgiving feast of roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and brown gravy is notoriously difficult to pair with wine. With so many components on the table, it’s tempting to just open a few nondescript, light-bodied reds and call it a day. Not so fast, sommeliers say.
Panic, like airfare prices and cranberry sauce consumption, skyrockets this time of year. A friend tasked with picking up the red wine for a Thanksgiving feast of eight recently called in a near-frenzy, saying he had hardly a clue what to bring. It’s a question I get around this time every year.
I love the holidays, which is why I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate them as many times as possible. Perhaps that’s why I love the concept of Friendsgiving so much; why have one delicious, convivial Thanksgiving meal when you can have two?
When November rolls around each year, much is said about the best Thanksgiving wine pairings. There are the classic pairings, such as Pinot Noir or Beaujolais, and the off-beat pairings, like skin-fermented Pinot Grigio or Champagne for the entire meal. The truth of the matter is that Thanksgiving is one of the most wine-friendly meals […]
Wine and Thanksgiving is the perfect combination and while you might instinctively think your go-to bottle should be of the red variety, white wine – especially German Riesling – is actually a perfect accompaniment to the entire Thanksgiving meal. Watch the video above and learn all about how to expertly pair white wine with every […]
Our favorite holiday is finally here, and with it the friends, family and food. While we all look forward to gathering around the table with our nearest and dearest, the stress of choosing which bottle to bring (or serve) at your holiday dinner can become overwhelming. Fear not. We’ve compiled a list of 11 of […]
As if hosting Thanksgiving dinner isn’t stressful enough, you now have to select a crowd-pleasing wine to serve all those guests. But you can stop the stress before it even begins. This holiday season, look no further than the incredible Nebbiolo-based wines of Piedmont. Barolo, our favorite Nebbiolo wine, is your go-to red wine for […]
With autumn fully set in and Thanksgiving a short two weeks away, we’re on the hunt for all things red and juicy: cranberry sauce, cherry pies, and yes, delicious, quaffable wines to serve on our Turkey Day table. Beaujolais and Pinot Noir are both solid, light-bodied reds to place in front of your guests, though […]
Once you enter adulthood, you discover that there are a number of ways to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. At last, you can venture beyond the confines of what your parents have planned. And you get to drink the adult beverages. The only downside is that you can no longer show up empty-handed, citing your status as a minor and […]