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Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings


Why these pairings work

If you’re wondering why the following wines were chosen as ideal Thanksgiving matches, let’s take into account what these wines share in common. Each of the following red wines were chosen for their bold, red fruit flavors, subtle earthiness, light tannin, and moderate acidity. Why? Because these traits beautifully complement a traditional Thanksgiving menu and here’s how:

 Red fruit flavors mimic the tartness of cranberry sauce and match well with autumn spices such as clove, allspice, and cinnamon. Light tannin and moderate acidity pair perfectly with the texture and intensity of turkey. Subtle earthiness complements the earthy, umami-rich flavor of gravy.

Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais, Rosé or Blanc de Noirs Champagne

Of course any wine is better than none, so enjoy the holiday with whatever is your favorite.