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Choosing Perfect Wines for Thanksgiving

When I (Kenn) did a search on the internet for pairing wine with Thanksgiving Dinner, I found virtually every wine from virtually every region suggested by the so-called "gurus" and "experts". In fact, one guy suggested a wine with every dish -- a wine for the stuffing, one for the turkey, one for the cranberry sauce, etc. etc.

The problem with all this “perfect wine” talk is that each cook prepares their Turkey using different spices, herbs, sauces, wines, and other "secret" ingredients. Also, Americans tend to serve their Thanksgiving Dinner with a host of dishes that have a wide range of textures and flavors.

My only specific suggestion would be to begin the afternoon festivities with a Champagne or Sparkling wine. These wines always seem to set a happy and celebratory mood as well as giving us a zesty and refreshing beverage that compliments many appetizers.

Since turkey is a rather neutral dish one can go for either a white wine, like a unoaked chardonnay, or you can switch to a light red wine like a lovely Beaujolais or Pinot Noir. You might even open a few bottles of the Beaujolais Nouveau that will arrive on Thursday, Nov. 21 in time for Thanksgiving.


Quick Tips:

Help connect dishes to the specific wine by tasting a small amount of the wine as you are finishing a sauce or side dish so the recipe can be "tweaked” to maximum effect. If the wine seems too tannic or bitter for the dish, a sprinkling of citrus zest or nuts can be added.

When using wine in a sauce or marinade use a decent-quality wine and if possible use the same varietal as will be matched with the dish. The wine for cooking need not be the same exact wine, if you wish to drink a "better" or different wine with the dinner.

Check out this other helpful article:

Thanksgiving Wines & Complimentary Ingredients

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Circa Stelvin Pinot Grigio 2013  750ML     
The wine has a bright pale yellow color in the glass. On the nose you are introduced to a medium intensity of floral notes with a hint of lemon zest. On the palate the wine is dry, light-bodied with mouth-watering acidity ... more
Sku: 17130
Reg. $9.99
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Feist Fine Tawny Port Baronial  750ML     
Tawny ports are wines, made from red grapes, that are aged in wooden barrels, exposing them to gradual oxidation and evaporation. As a result, they gradually mellow to a golden-brown colour. The exposure to oxygen imparts ... more
Sku: 11323
Reg. $14.99
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Jadot Beaujolais 2013  750ML     
This plump, juicy wine has bright aromas and flavors of strawberry and black cherry. It is medium-bodied, with typically high acidity. Fruit is grown in the southern part of Beaujolais in soil that allows a light, fresh ... more
Sku: 08971
Reg. $13.99
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Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2012  750ML     
This crisp, fruit-forward, juicy wine has expressive aromas and flavors of ripe red berries, with nice weight in the mouth. Fruit is grown in the Haut Beaujolais, the northern part of Beaujolais, where granitic and sandy ... more
Sku: 11999
Reg. $14.99
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Jeanne Marie Chardonnay 2012  750ML     
The wine offers you a transparent pale yellow color with greenish highlights. On the nose there is a medium intensity of a mélange of melon, white peach and citrus (tangerine, nectarine). On the palate the wine is dry, ... more
Sku: 18113
Reg. $11.99
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Lk Bernkast Kurf Kabinett 2013  750ML     
The deliciously ripe Riesling fruit and the fresh, crisp acidity with a touch of sweetness, hints of citrus,and green apple and a crisp fruity finish.

Bernkastel, in Germany's Mosel wine region, is a town of great ... more
Sku: 00819

Reg. $10.99
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New York Malmsey Madeira  750ML     
92 PTS – International Wine Cellar
“Incredibly rich, with dark fruitcake flavors and dry spice that balances its sweetness.”
— Food & Wine Magazine

This, the sweetest wine of the Series, finished in the ‘Top ... more
Sku: 06974

Reg. $67.99
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Sautereau Sancerre Rose 2013  750ML     
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this Rose offers the full gamet of Pinot flavors, with a refreshing, yet not sweet midpalate and Loaded with aromas of raspberries and cherries, with a slight whisp of rose pedals. The minerality ... more
Sku: 17151
Reg. $18.99
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Savannah Verdelho Madeira  750ML     
92 PTS – International Wine Cellar
“A mouth-filling personality, with a luscious texture and a salt-sea aroma.”
— Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

Released in April 2010, Savannah Verdelho is simply incredible, its ... more
Sku: 17740

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St. Michelle Col Valley Gewurztraminer  750ML     
"A fan favorite, this Gewürztraminer is such an enjoyable wine with exuberant fruit and clove spice. This is a lush style of Gewürztraminer with a lot of floral character, yet it still maintains the grape's natural crisp ... more
Sku: 00841
Reg. $11.99
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Tablelands Sauvignon Blanc 2012  750ML     
In the glass the wine greets you with a pale yellow color. The aromas offer a mélange of tropical fruit, including a light intensity of refreshing grapefruit, fresh green herbs/cut grass and minerality. On the palate the ... more
Sku: 17327
Reg. $14.99
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Voliero Rosso di Montalcino 2009  750ML     
Intense ruby red color. On the nose this wine is complex with hints of liquorice and plum jam, as well as a delicate final of vanilla. The structure is full, soft and powerful; excellent aftertaste, particularly persistent.  more
Sku: 12214
Reg. $23.99
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