How to choose the best Thanksgiving wine
Choosing Thanksgiving wine is a minefield of trying to pair with many flavours of the dinner table and attempting to please all the family. Ray Isle gives us his top tips for finding the perfect bottles…
▪ See the 2016 wine recommendations from William Kelley below
Writing about Thanksgiving wine pairings is, for wine writers, almost as much as yearly ritual as Thanksgiving itself.
And like Thanksgiving, there are traditions involved. For example:
▪ Stating that turkey in and of itself doesn’t taste like much and therefore one should consider the plethora of side dishes on the table;
▪ Noting that Pinot Noir and Riesling have been anointed by sommeliers (and many others) as go-to wines that pair with anything;
▪ Noting that since turkey-day is a deeply American holiday, wines from the US are the appropriate option.
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