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.