With all the different preparations for the turkey – smoked, brined, fried, roasted – plus the accompanying dishes – sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce – how in the world do you select that perfect wine?
Here’s some overall choices:
Pinot Gris – it has slightly more weight and a little bit of acid.
Pinot Noir – it pairs well across the board with the thanksgiving feast.
Zinfandel – not the heavy, jammy ones, but the lighter moderate weight with raspberry flavors.
Cabernet Franc – if your turkey and dressing is the main course.
If you are throwing in a Heavenly Baked ham, add an old vine Zinfandel.
And for that Pumpkin Pie? A medium to sweet Riesling. I know, really!?! But…Yes!
What if you are a bourbon lover?
Here you go:
With dark meat – go for Buffalo Trace
For white meat – have a glass of Four Roses Single Barrel
If you smoked your turkey – High West Campfire is the one.
No matter what you are having or drinking this Holiday season – have a Happy Thanksgiving, love on your family…and be grateful for your blessings this year! Cheers!