Thanksgiving marks one of the most important celebrations not only in the Western world but also in the world at large. As such it comes with a whole load of responsibilities and tasks all of which mostly rely on the homeowner. These tasks range from selecting the right food to making sure that the place looks breathtaking for the visitors. Therefore, with all these responsibilities looking at you, the last thing you probably want is to go through the headache of selecting the right wines to go nicely with the turkey, cranberry sauce and the diverse array of cuisines that you may have prepared. Apart from making a selection depending on your dishes, you also have to keep in mind that some of the visitors you will requirea specific kind of wine which further make it an uphill task. Fortunately, we got your back on our top ten list of wines for Thanksgiving.
For a bottle of wine that is highly grapey, low in tannins and very smooth, the Beaujolais Nouveau makes it to your table and works well with most dishes especially rice, roasted ones, salads, cranberries among many others. Thanks to its high content of grapes, it is also sweet. So make the next thanksgiving exceptional by adding it to your list of wines.
Novelty Hill 2014 Stillwater Creek vVneyard Grenache
Another category of wines which is also suitable for your thanksgiving hosting is the Grenache alias blends. This group blends different ingredients bringing out a smoother type of wine such as the novelty hill 2014. It is a mixture of earthy cherry, mocha, coriander and rhubarb which makes it not only perfect for fun but also healthy due to the natural ingredients.
Alma rose Santa Rita hills 2008 Pinot Noir
For the lovers of red wine, pinot noir is an excellent choice to place on your table on the next Thanksgiving. It is rich in acidity, and rich flavors as most of the wines which fall under this category tend to be packed with sweet fruit. Thus it is best suited for delicacies such as ham, mushroom gravy or the turkey itself as it helps add sweetness to sweetness. Owing to that, it has always been the number one choice for most people on Thanksgiving. It traces its roots back to Burgundy France, and for this category, you can settle on either of the following wine companies below
Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen 2015 Eroica Riesling
For those visitors who only take white wine, let them sip on the Riesling wines which are packed with a lot of acidity thus creating a balance between what they have just eaten from the diner. Thanks to its acidic nature, it works well with almost everything from the ham on the table to the sweet potatoes. You are also spoilt for choice as they range from the honey to peach flavored. Others are dry while others are semi-dry.
2014 Hartford Russian River Zinfandel
Now if you are looking for a wine which will blend with the turkey well then look further because a zinfandel one will do the trick especially the 2014 Hartford Russian River Zinfandel. Its contents tend to amplify the spices such as cinnamon and also add smoothness to whatever you are taking. Also, it has higher alcohol content if you intend to get a little bit tipsy.
Traveri Cellars Blanc de Blanc Brut Champagne
There is no better way to break the silence before and after the Thanksgiving meals than popping a bottle of champagne. Many Thanksgiving celebrations are never done without it as it pairs with almost any cuisine whether it is the turkey or the mushrooms and sweet potatoes. Hence our list can never be complete without it. And the Traveri cellars Blanc de Blanc brut champagne achieves that perfectly.
Ommegang Brewery Hennepin Farmhouse Saison Belgian Wine
It is a norm that when you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, you include all types of dishes and delicacies such as a pumpkin pie. Therefore, you should not forget to add a bottle of wine which will blend with the taste of this pie and also remove all the remains of it in the mouth, and none does it like a Belgian beer such as the Ommegang brewery Hennepin. It has coriander and is also light which allows it to perform its function efficiently.
Sainsbury Limoux Chardonnay 2014
All wine enthusiasts usually agree on one thing chardonnay is the most popular wine in America and is a must-have on every thanksgiving list. You possibly cannot do without it as most of the people who you will invite will ask for it and you don’t want to be given those weird looks when you say it is not there. It hails from Burgundy France and has been refined to provide you with the smoothest white wine. Today it is widely distributed, and you can quickly get it. It suits any meal as it has acidity which neutralizes your taste buds leaving you with a sweet-sour mouth. Below are some of the chardonnay companies which guarantee you nothing but high quality.
Cavicchioli Lambrusco di Sorbara, Vigna dele Cristo
Made in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, Lambrusco is made in two processes, and the result is high-quality wine. It is concentrated with a variety of fruits which makes it a cocktail of nuts with a beautiful smell. Thanks to its contents, it easily pairs with all the foods on your table and is favorite for many people.
Mirabeau Pure Provence Rose
Although no one takes rose wine seriously, the Mirabeau pure provence happens to change that stereotype for the better as it tends to have a very delicate flavor which leaves your taste buds yearning for more of it. It is perfect for Thanksgiving, and if you need assurance, then its gold medal from the Concours General Agricole de Paris in 2017 for best rose wine is enough.