Be Thankful for Wine with This Thanksgiving Wine Guide

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Be Thankful for Wine with This Thanksgiving Wine Guide

Thanksgiving is a time to be merry and enjoy the company of friends and family while eating your fill of delectable eats. The variety of flavors range from rich and savory turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, to sweet, tangy cranberries, and anything else you can imagine in between. Pairing the right wine with such a glorious feast can be a downright tricky feat. Read on to see our suggestions and why one or more should be present on your thanksgiving table this year.

White

Pinot Grigio

This white really shines amid your Thanksgiving feast. It holds its own and nicely compliments all those herbs, and rich, albeit fatty, dishes. If you only choose one wine, let Pinot Grigio be your star.

Riesling

Whether you choose a Riesling on the dry side or one leaning more towards sweet, it will pair up well with all the variety present at your Thanksgiving table. It's notes of apple, apricot, and honey combined with its balanced acidity make it the perfect choice to tackle all things spicy, salty, and sweet.

Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp white is the perfect complement for the star of the show; the turkey and mashed potatoes. A citrus-based body with often herbal undertones will make for a treat you do not want to miss.

Red

Syrah/Shiraz

This peppery red can handle its own when it comes to pairing up with the wide variety of flavors present at your feast. Both white and dark turkey meat as well as the herb-flavored stuffing will come together nicely with a good Syrah.

Pinot Noir

A classic partner to Thanksgiving dinner, a Pinot Noir has both fruity and earthy notes to it. This red pairs nicely with the more traditional flavors of Thanksgiving, like turkey and stuffing.

Zinfandel

If you are looking for a fuller-bodied red, Zinfandel is an excellent choice to bring to the table. It provides a heartier wine which can still stand up and pair well with the traditional flavors, as well as bitter, sweet, and spicy.