Happy early Thanksgiving! I bet you’ve shopped for all the goodies on the table but have you considered what is going in your glass? Here are a few suggestions that will complement your holiday meal:
Both red and white wine will pair nicely with the different styles of food on the Thanksgiving table. But you always want to drink something that won’t overpower the food, like a big, bold Malbec or Zinfandel, and can be sipped and enjoyed before and after the meal. Standouts tend to be dry Rieslings and soft Sancerre to start. But a Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc would be excellent too. A medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Côtes du Rhône or something from Bordeaux with the main meal may be excellent. Especially for the “I only drink red” people at the table. And what kinds of wines will go seamlessly from dinner to dessert?
These are three wines that can be drunk throughout the meal:
Domaine La Manarine: Because Rosé can be enjoyed year-round. This is crisp and dry with stone fruits and goes with everything.
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier: This is a perfect blend of tart, crisp, floral and spice. This will please everyone and will be lovely with a cheese plate and dessert as well.
Paumanok Chenin Blanc: For anyone who has been to the North Fork, this is the wine that seamlessly blends with everything. Spring, summer, autumn or winter, this crisp and citrusy wine can be enjoyed year-round.
Here are two reds that will please everyone:
Domaine Coudoulis: This is a crowd-pleasing Côtes du Rhône. Medium-bodied with notes of plum and cocoa. This won’t overwhelm anyone’s palate.
Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon: This is also medium-bodied and might remind you of a wine from Bordeaux. Notes of berry, this is smooth and well-balanced. Pour a glass with a slice of cherry pie…
Most importantly, drink what you like and enjoy your time with family and friends. Save a piece of pie for me! Happy Thanksgiving!