The Best Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

September 17, 2018

The best time of the year is around the corner. The festive season is one to look forward to—all the dinner parties, good food and great wine.


If the big Thanksgiving dinner is at your place this year, you should be looking out for the perfect California wines to complement your delicious dishes.


Here are some wine pairings to help take care of Thanksgiving this year.



The Classic Roast Dinner


If you’re keeping it classic and timeless this year, then you’re in the right place! You have decided to go for a roasted turkey with the sweet sides, so that’s your green beans, sweet potato with marshmallows, cranberry sauce and maybe some sprouts.



The most complementary flavors for this setting are one of the big wines—California’s musky Chardonnay or a sweeter Zinfandel. This is also a safe wine to go for if you plan on gifting it to the hosts of the dinner.


The Fiery Roast


Take weather into your own hands with a spicy roast this year. The chili rub on that bird will heat up your dining room and have your guests with a feast to remember.



Incorporate cumin into the sweet potato mash, kimchi in the sprouts and some chorizo in the stuffing. The gentle heat by these ingredients will definitely sit well with the guests.


A sweet white wine that originates in colder regions like Riesling would pair perfectly with this dinner. If you want to go red, a medium-bodied wine like the California Pinot Noir would be a great choice.



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