Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away?! If you haven’t started preparing for hosting your family and friends this holiday season, now is a good time to work on it!
Whether you are having a few people over or a bigger crowd, planning out your Thanksgiving wine pairings ahead of time will surely pay off. Trust us, your guests will feel extra special when they see you took the time to serve their favorite bottles!
Here’s what Thanksgiving Wine Pairings to consider this holiday season:
- For Starters. Sparkling wine is perfect for toasting plus if you keep it chilled, you can serve sparkling wine all night because it pairs beautifully with so many Thanksgiving dishes. For dry lovers, go with Brut. Rosé-style sparkling wines will be sweeter.
- For the Main Course. Cabernet Franc, a Riesling (excellent with any dishes that are spicy, salty or sweet), Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Noir (pairs well with the traditional flavors of turkey and stuffing) or a fuller bodied Zinfandel (has the capacity to accommodate spice, bitter and sweet flavor profiles).
- For a Traditional Taste. You can never go wrong with Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay for your white wines because of their well-balanced acidity. For red wine lovers, go with Pinot, Sauvignon Cabernet or Merlot.
- For Dessert. A sweet Moscato, Port, Sherry or any “late harvest” wine will go great with your Thanksgiving desserts. Your goal is to choose a wine that is comparably sweet or even sweeter than your dessert. Otherwise, it will come off as bitter or sour… Unless you decide to keep serving your sparkling wine because that one will pair beautifully with chocolate and most other sweet desserts.
What if your guests don’t like drinking wine? Check out what other alcohol beverages you can serve with your Thanksgiving dishes in this post!
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