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.
Unlike your politically outspoken uncle, beer is a welcome guest at every Thanksgiving gathering. It complements whatever you’re serving, be it fowl, tofurkey, or beef (in the form of family infighting). No one is more thankful for beer than brewers themselves. It’s their love, their livelihood, their language.
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.
It’s the kids’ table, all grown-up and a little bit defiant. ‘Tis the season of Friendsgiving. A Pinterest– and Instagram-worthy event that brings non-relatives together for a Thanksgiving-adjacent feast, Friendsgiving has become the gravy of November. Everyone is doing it, which means Kylie Jenner already did it. Ranging from a potluck of paper plates to […]
Big brewing company versus small craft label is a well-known story by now. Even craft brewery versus craft brewery is getting played out. But small craft brewery versus a tag team of the largest brewing company in the world, Maker’s Mark, and the small-business-loving city of Portland, Oregon? That’s something we haven’t heard before.
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 […]
With the holidays upon us, the need for last-minute grocery reinforcements and for a stiff drink, consumed alone while staring blankly at no one, tend to increase in tandem. Enter Whole Foods. Not only does this chain of supermarkets cater to health nuts and people who say “ancient grains” a lot, it’s also a surprisingly […]
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, America’s collective watch is set to pie o’clock. Fortunately, for those of us who like to drink our way to dessert, there are excellent beer pairings for each and every pie on the Thanksgiving table. (More of a wine-and-pie person? No problem.) Whether you favor creamy pumpkin, classic apple, or […]
Regardless of where you’ll wind up on Thanksgiving, you’re going to need a drink. And depending on the situation or company you find yourself with, that drink you’ll need is going to differ significantly. But don’t sweat having to figure it out on your own. Use our decision tree below and wind up with the […]