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Thanksgiving is not just about the food, but the wine, too. Every good meal should consist of a wine pairing and Thanksgiving dinner is no different. Truthfully, there is no one particular wine that is better than another for the holiday meal. By all means, go out and buy a case of whatever you like to drink but, here are ten great wine selections sure to compliment Thanksgiving dinner.
This popular white wine is one that most drinkers are familiar with. Chardonnay is aged in oak barrels and has fruity undertones. When choosing a Chardonnay go for quality as cheaper versions can sometimes be heavy in flavor.
The earthy white wine has an herbal taste. Sauvignon Blanc is a great pairing with vegetable based meals, perfect for Thanksgiving dinner where veggies are in abundance.
Its light and fruity taste makes it easy to pair with a variety of dishes. Its palette-friendly taste makes it a perfect selection to offer guests who may not be familiar wines.
This full-bodied red wine comes with an intense taste. Great for guests who consider themselves wine connoisseurs. It also comes in a lighter white version, White Zinfandel. White Zinfandel is a sweeter blush wine and great for Thanksgiving,
A white wine that can be either sweet or dry. This wine boasts the classic flavors of Thanksgiving, flavors like Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apricot, and honey come with this wine. You pronounce it ga-VERTZ-trah-mee-ner.
5. Pinot Noir
This dry red wine has a fruity taste and is sure to compliment all entrees for Thanksgiving day. Its flavor has hints of strawberry, cherry and raspberry, giving it a fruity flavor with the fullness of a red wine.
A refreshing and sparkling red wine. This is sure to please a crowd with its champagne-like characteristics. This one is also lower in alcohol at 11%.
This sweet white wine has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. The citrusy flavors of peach and apricot gives this wine its crisp, yet sweet taste. This wine comes in a variety of flavors and would serve as a great compliment with Thanksgiving day appetizers, like fruit and cheese.
2. Chenin Blanc
This versatile wine is great because it is light enough to be paired with salads but dry enough for heartier cream-based dishes.
The bubbly reigns because it is versatile and adds a celebratory element to Thanksgiving dinner. Celebrating family and life is part of Thanksgiving and what says celebration better than champagne? There is also no need to go out and buy the most expensive bottle in the market. The sparkling wine comes in sweet, dry and Rose’ flavors.