We all have that one friend who just won’t stop talking about wine. They know the region, they know what grapes are in it, and most importantly, they’re always happy to share their knowledge with you. You may not think that this is a big deal – but some of us need help when we are trying to figure out what wine goes best with Thanksgiving dinner. This blog post will give you five wines that go great with thanksgiving dinner!
Every year, we all have that one friend who just won’t stop talking about wine. They know the region, they know what grapes are in it, and most importantly, they’re always happy to share their knowledge with you. You may not think that this is a big deal – but some of us need help when we are trying to figure out what wine goes best with Thanksgiving dinner. This blog post will give you five wines that go great with thanksgiving dinner!
We’ve compiled a list of five delicious reds perfect for celebrating your holiday feast:
NV Pinot Noir California
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
2013 Palmer Santa Ynez Valley “Adelaida”
2013 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands “Moorpark Springs”
These wines are recommended for pairing with savory dishes and will leave your guests feeling merry all around. Now that you’ve been given the perfect wine recommendations, it’ll be a stress free dinner with no more worries about what to drink!
Take these five considerations into account when serving your Thanksgiving feast this year. Add some of these delicious reds to your wish list and share them with friends – or keep them all to yourself! Either way, they’re sure not disappoint.
Every year, we have one friend who just won’t stop talking about wine. They know the region, they know the vineyard, they know the grapes – everything.
It’s a good thing that this friend is so knowledgeable about wine because it means you can relax when selecting their favorite beverage for Thanksgiving dinner!
The next time someone rambles on and on about how much more complex Cabernet Sauvignon wines are than most other varietals (true story), listen to them with your ears open wide. You’ll be glad you did.
They’ve probably got 15 or 20 years of experience in tasting these types of wines and will have plenty of advice if asked nicely enough (trust me). I’m sure there’ll be something they recommend that would pair well with what you’re planning to cook up for your guests too!
In addition to being able to offer a drink that you know will be enjoyed, taking the time to ask your wine expert friend for their advice on what kind of wine might go well with what you’re cooking is also an added bonus. For example, if they mention that Bordeaux and Cabernet Sauvignon wines are great pairings for Thanksgiving dinner because of all the richness in flavor (yes!), it would make sense then when considering reds that have dry tannins or light alcohol content that these two options could work as potential choices too!
That’s not even mentioning how amazing dessert wines would taste alongside pumpkin pie! Or any type of berry-based desserts like strawberries dipped in chocolate sauce drizzled with raspberry sauce.
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The most important thing to remember is that this is a conversation starter, not an easy answer. The best way to find out if the wine you’re considering will go well with your meal or occasion in general is by asking questions about it! We all have different tastes so there’s no right or wrong answer as long as you enjoy it! That being said, we’ve found these five wines great options for pairing with Thanksgiving dinner:
Château Bouscassé – Cabernet Sauvignon from France (dry tannins)
La Riojana Reserva – Tinto del País Crianza from Spain (balanced fruit, spice and oak)
Les Cinq Terroirs – Pinot Noir from France (lightly fruity with a touch of pepper)
Columbia Crest Grand Estates – Cabernet Sauvignon made in Washington State that pairs well with turkey. This wine is light bodied with velvety tannins and red berry flavors that pair nicely with the Thanksgiving feast’s richer fare.
Cupcake Vineyards La Vigne Blanche Gris Vermentino Wine Blend from California which has just enough acidity for a meal as indulgent as this one! Grilled or roasted vegetables, poultry, seafood like salmon; also try any type of stuffing or green bean casserole that has a cream sauce or cheese.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape is grown in many regions of the world and can produce wines that range vastly in style – dry to sweet, light bodied to full bodied, crisp with citrus up front to mellow on the palate. In general though they are fresh tasting whites which make them an excellent match for Thanksgiving dinner’s rich fare like turkey, stuffing and all those sinful side dishes too.
Grilled or roasted vegetables
Seafood such as salmon or any type of stuffing that has a cream sauce or cheese (I’m talking about the stuffing that goes inside the bird)
Green bean casserole that has a cream sauce or cheese (I’m talking about the green beans that are on top of the creamy white rice/potato mixture)
Toasted hazelnut bread pudding dessert wine from France, perfect with your pumpkin pie!
Mulled apple cider in place of wine at Thanksgiving dinner is always a winner. If you have some nice Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon open, it will go nicely too though and make everyone feel like they’re living large even if they’ve had quite enough already.