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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:

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Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2014  750ML     
The Beaujolais Villages area is located to the South of Beaujolais, in the Rhône Department, close to Lyon.

The terroir is mainly composed of granite.
Among the 55.000 acres (22.000 hectares) of vineyards planted ... click for more details
Sku: 11999

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Jeanne Marie Chardonnay 2014  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, ... click for more details
Sku: 18113
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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 ... click for more details
Sku: 00841
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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.  click for more details
Sku: 12214
Reg. $23.99
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