#1 - Balance wine and food flavor intensity. #2 - Pair wine with food that shares or enhances its flavors. #3 - It's okay to be adventurous with new and unique wine-food combinations.
3 Quick Tips for Choosing Wine
-Pinot Noir -Zinfandel -Cabernet Franc -Gamay
Red wine picks
My Favorite Red for Thanksgiving: Gamay
It's easy to find Beaujolais Nouveau (made with gamay) around Thanksgiving. However, since Nouveau wines can be hit or miss, I suggest opting for a Cru Beaujolais for more reliable quality.
-Chardonnay -Viognier -Sauvignon Blanc -Chenin Blanc
White wine picks
My Favorite White for Thanksgiving: Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc, with its crisp acidity and notes of apple, pear, and citrus, pairs well with Thanksgiving staples like turkey and ham. It's a light, welcoming drink for guests upon arrival and can easily transition to the meal if not finished beforehand.
-Prosecco -Cava -Sparkling rosé
Sparkling wine picks
My Favorite Sparkling for Thanksgiving: Prosecco
Prosecco, with its subtle sweetness and balanced acidity and fruit, complements dinner elegantly while its effervescence cuts through the richness of traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
-Sauternes -Port -Late Harvest Riesling
Dessert wine picks
My Favorite Dessert Wine for Thanksgiving: Late Harvest Riesling
I fell in love with Late Harvest Riesling during a trip to the Finger Lakes in NY. Unlike a dry riesling, the grapes are left on the vine longer to produce a higher sugar content resulting in a sweeter wine.
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