Turkey Wines in the Wino House

What to drink with the ubiquitous turkey?

Year in and year out people beseech me with requests for the perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving meal. Not to mention the thousands of pitches I receive from wineries and PR folks claiming to have the best, most excellent ever, wine for your holiday feast.  Let’s get this out of the way: No perfect wine for Thanksgiving exists. Thanksgiving offers sweet, savory, sticky, dry, creamy, and a dozen other food adjectives, dishes. You would be asking for a miracle for something that goes well with both sweet potato marshmallow casserole and cranberry sauce (nothing goes with cranberry sauce).  With that said, I’ll tell you what I purchased/am pulling from the cellar for the feast in the Wannabe Wino household. Take that for what you will.

4 bottles of assorted sparkling – Prosecco, Cremant de Alsace, Champagne, and Brut from CA.

2 bottles of Chablis. I went to lunch last week with the folks from Pure Chablis (more on that later) and fell in love.

2 bottles of Gruner Veltliner. A family tradition.

1 bottle of Napa Sauvignon Blanc.

1 bottle of Sancerre.

4 bottles of Pinot Noir. All from the US, various appellations.

2 bottles of Cabernet Franc. One from Maryland and one from VA. Gotta represent locally.

Various local hard dry apple ciders.

Who wants to come over? Gobble gobble.

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4 Responses

  1. Megan,

    I’m impressed that you have 16 bottles lined up! Sounds like it will be quite a party

  2. Wow!! What a selection… I’d definitely be coming round, but it’s a long way from London! :-)

  3. Awesome selection! Okay, so what time is the Turkey feast gonna be:)

  4. Hi Edward! Long time no “see!” Well, I’ve got 16 lined up, we’ll see how many we drink!

    London is a bit far Tim, though Edward has you beat in Australia.

    4 pm for bubbles and cheese Witless Whiner. 6 pm for my ridiculously large turkey.

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