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 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.