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8 Great Whines to Pair with Your Thanksgiving Meal

22 Nov

So you’ve taken great care to select the Thanksgiving menu to end all menus. You’ve included something for everyone, performed hard-core recon at various farmers markets and now you realize you’re lacking the perfect wines to go with your feast. Here are a few suggestions…

8. “OMG, what are those hard orange things in the cranberry relish?”

7. “Smoked turkery?!? Why do you hate Thanksgiving?”

6. “I thought you said everything would be vegan / gluten-free /organic / biodynamic / locally sourced / artisinal / low-fat / grown on a commune?”

5. “That pumpkin soup gave me some serious heartburn.”

4. “Rutabega and parsnips, AGAIN?!?”

3. “I don’t want to sit next to Grandma and eat Thanksgiving Dinner. I want to sit on the couch, watch cartoons, and eat Cheetos with chocolate chips in it.”

2. “You’re serving Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving? Don’t you want Merlot like in that Sideways movie?”

1. “The next Thanksgiving I celebrate with you people will be in H*%^.”

But seriously, Pinot Noir tends to pair best with Thanksgiving. So do Chardonnay and pink sparkling wine. If you’re having smoked turkey, a Petite Syrah (Australian Shiraz) is also a solid choice.

Happy Thanksgiving!