One of the great food and wine days of the year is right around the corner. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, choosing the right wines can be an added stress on top of the prep and cooking. Luckily, we’re here to help. Here’s our top choices for Thanksgiving:
Mestres 1312 Cava Brut Reserva – dry, elegant, and sophisticated bubbles. Your guests will love the persistent notes of green and yellow apple, stone fruit, and citrus backed with a crisp mineral finish.
Domaine Migot Methode Traditionelle Brut Rose – a crisp, thirst quenching organically grown sparkling rose full of bright red fruits (think red currant or raspberry) and rose petal with fine and elegant bubbles.
Barbara Öhlzelt Kamptal Gruner Veltliner Zöbinger 2021 – hailing from Austria, this wine features bracing acidity, white pepper, ginger, and loads of citrus. Paired with a classic green bean casserole, this wine will be a surefire hit.
Paul Thomas Sancerre Chavignol 2021 – the classic French expression of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley, this Sancerre is bursting with lemon, minerality, and herbaceousness with a bright crisp finish. If you’re serving a sage stuffing (especially with oysters) or a side salad with vinaigrette, this wine is a natural pairing.
Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2021 – made from 100% gamay, Beaujolais is the quintessential Thanksgiving dinner wine. It’s full of energy, bright cherry, violet, and licorice; this wine is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Everything on the table, from turkey to cranberry sauce, will pair with this wine.
Salem Wine Co. Pinot Noir 2021 – This Willamette Valley pinot has ripe red and black berry jam on the nose, with touches of powdered sugar and spices. The medium-bodied palate has ripe fruits with a grainy, fresh frame and long finish. The bright red-fruit flavors from the vineyard’s East Ride is anchored with richer, more structured elements from declassified barrels of Seven Springs and La Source Pinot Noir.