Thanksgiving Wine

Assortment of wine from Domaine Chandon in Yar...

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     Thanksgiving is only a week away and the menu is set but the wine list will remain fluid until the last-minute. White wines are the traditional choices because they pair wonderfully with Thanksgiving fare.  A dry Chardonnay with a light oak aging is always a sure bet but a fruity unoaked offering might be a more interesting choice.  Sauvignon Blanc is also a good pick with its lively acidity or if you want to spur some dinner table wine talk try a Gewürztraminer, White Burgundy or even a Viognier.  If your guests like a little sweeter wine try a White Zinfandel to satisfy their tastes.  Reds are hard to blend with the flavor palate of this holiday meal but if you must uncork a bottle of red I suggest trying a light bodied wine with fine tannins and the best choice for that is Pinot Noir.  We will be pouring three New York  white wines from the 3 Brothers Winery in the Finger Lakes Region, a 2010 1st Degree Medium Dry Riesling and a 2010 2nd Degree Medium Sweet Riesling along with a 2011 Stoney Lonesome Estates Grüner Veltliner. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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5 Responses to Thanksgiving Wine

  1. Thank you for the great Thanksgiving pairing suggestions. I am leaning towards a sparkling Rose’ and a White Bordeaux here,
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I’m glad to see another giving pairing ideas for the Thanksgiving Day feast! My personal favorites are a dryer Riesling or a Gewürztraminer. I often see Pinot Noir grace the table, but I will always feel a white is the best for a turkey meal. Personal opinion, and I generally prefer reds. And to kick off the morning: Mimosas always!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I agree! Seems like you have everything in place for a great holiday. Enjoy!

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