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 Syrah. Those are my two favorites.
Now, that fall as arrived and its chilly out, a bowl of soup to start would be perfect. Curried apple and carrot soup would be a great start this year. I think that Brown Knows Cider’s Hop on this Honey would be amazing with soup.
Then, I am going to do a Japanese sweet potato dish. A few weeks ago, for our monthly hike, I prepared this delicious casserole. I layer thinly sliced sweet potatoes in a casserole dish and layer it with a white cheddar sauce and red onions. For the hike, it was vegan, so I used almond cheddar and coconut milk. The coconut milk makes it very moist and helps the cheese melt in to a sauce and of course I used wine. I would definitely pair this dish with our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. It has won a bronze medal in the 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition and received 82 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine (05/2018 Edition). This wine has aroma s of crisp citrus, green apple with slight floral notes. On the palate, you get a hint of honeydew melon and granny smith apples. This fruit forward wine can be appreciated alone or with food.
For dessert this year, I am going to make something I haven’t in many years, a cranberry pecan chocolate pie. Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon tastes so delicious with cranberry desserts. Then it won’t be so sweet you can’t finish your dessert. If you prefer a sweeter pairing, then absolutely choose the Agua Dulce Delight.
Do come in this weekend to pick up your Thanksgiving selections and we will be open this year Wednesday November 21st.