Wine & Spirits 101
Try one of these red or white varietals to complement your Thanksgiving dinner this year:
Riesling – available from bone dry to sweet styles, we recommend choosing one that is dry to lightly sweet (Kabinet). Rieslings flavor profiles of apple and honey and its mouth-watering acidity make it a wonderful match to the likes of turkey, sweet potatoes, or herb-laden stuffing.
Sauvignon Blanc – crisp white known for its citrus flavors, mineral undertones and clarifying acidity make it a great match for turkey and mashed potatoes. We recommend one from the Sancerre region of France.
Pinot Grigio – a lightly fruity versatile white capable of handling garlic and onions, herbs and rich flavorful dishes.
Pinot Noir – a medium bodied red, with soft tannins; its subtle earthy undertones surround cherry fruit flavors that show well with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner flavors.
Zinfandel – fuller bodied than Pinot Noir, but still maintains a nice balance with many of Thanksgiving side dishes. A nice choice for those who may prefer a heartier wine with dinner.
Beaujolais Nouveau – a light, fruity red wine. A very popular Thanksgiving pairing, released from France on the 3rd Thursday of November, just in time. No Thanksgiving table is complete without a bottle of Nouveau.
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