What wines to pair for your family Thanksgiving dinner?

What wines to pair for your family Thanksgiving dinner?

by Beth Heiserman

Thanksgiving is around the corner and was creating my dinner menu with a wine list to match last night my dad. We were thinking what we wanted.  Of course, turkey.

Two years, my Thanksgiving article included my Chardonnay gravy recipe that I always do with my turkey. Turkey and gravy were a match made in heaven, but when you add wine, its paradise! When enjoying turkey, you can have a glass of the 2015 Amber Chardonnay or 2010…

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The perfect pairing for turkey dinner

The perfect pairing for turkey dinner

Ever wondered what should you serve with turkey?  Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner this year.

By Beth P. Heiserman

Published November 16, 2016

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Ever wondered what should you serve with turkey?  Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner this year. There are plenty of white and red choices for everyone to love. Every dish can pair with a different wine. Here are some choices to choose from, from a dry Sauvignon Blanc to a sweet dessert wine…

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Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Spicy Cranberry Sauce with Reyes Winery 2010 Merlot Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cups Reyes Winery 2010 Merlot
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

1 Heat large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cranberries and fresh ginger; stir until cranberries begin to burst, 3-5 minutes.

2 Add wine and brown sugar; boil until mixture is reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes.

3 Add crystallized ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.

Serve sauce cold or warm.

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups.

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