Selecting wines for Thanksgiving feast can be stressful especially if you are the host. Some tips can make the process more enjoyable.
- Don’t overpower a simple meal (turkey) with tannic and oaky wines. There are many food-friendly wines such as Pinot Noir, Beaujolais (France), Sangiovese (Italy) or Tempranillo (Spain).
- Serve easy-going fruity or sparkling wines first – it’s a long day.
- Consider pairing wine with side dishes not only turkey and serve different wines with each course.
- Buy multiple bottles of one wine rather than single bottles of many wines to avoid the mistake refilling partial glass with different wine or not having enough for a second glass.
- Don’t run out of wine. Estimate no less than ½ bottle per person which is three 4-oz pours. Buy wines that you enjoy so you won’t be disappointed with left-over wine – there’s always tomorrow!
Trimbach Dry Riesling 2015 $20
Mionetto Prosecco Superiore NV $16
Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy
Michel Guignier Beaujolais $15
Siduri Pinot Noir 2016 $20
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Simonnet-Fevre Pinot Noir 2015 $24
SIDE DISH PAIRINGS:
Louis Latour Pouilly-Fuisse 2016 $24
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
Tenuta Regaleali Grillo 2016 $17
Graham’s 10 year Tawny Port $31
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
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