Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Drinking With My Turkey: What Wine to Bring on Thanksgiving
This year someone else has graciously volunteered to host Thanksgiving. (Re-lax-ation here I come.) As for me, I plan on thanking my hostess with an offering of wine. The great thing about bringing wine on Turkey Day? Everybody wins.
Here are a few affordable and tasty selections that pair well with Turkey. I run into most of these on a regular basis at the wine store. (To my much-appreciated international readers who may or may not be celebrating this American holiday, you know who you are, you can also pair these selections with poultry any night of the week.)
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. For my non-wine drinkers this French Red is fruity and just a little bit sweet. The lightweights who are still clutching their bottles of White Zinfandel might actually like this one. Oui oui. $12
Eola Hills Pinot Noir. Roasted turkey and Pinot Noir are best friends. If you are a lover of red wine, like me, this Oregon wine will tickle your fancy. It sure does tickle mine. $15
Cline Zinfandel. The adventurous set who will be enjoying a fried turkey this Thanksgiving might fancy something with more kick. Enjoy flavors with a touch more spiciness in this smokey Zin. $12
Tres Picos Garnacha. I love to flex my international muscles on Thanksgiving. If your spread will include big exotic flavors, give this incredible bottle from Spain a go-around. $15
Valley Vineyards Chardonnay. This one is for my Ohio peeps. White wine lovers can't go wrong with Chardonnay on Turkey Day. You might also enjoy Valley Vineyard's award winning Vidal Blanc. $12
For an alternative check out Hangtime Chardonnay. $13
Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling. If you like your white a little sweet a good Riesling will hit the spot. $14
So bloggies, what do you like to drink with your Turkey?