Thanksgiving is here! It’s the time for family and the time for feasting. Finding a wine or several wines to serve for Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task. Not only do you want to please your dinner guests, but you want it to complement the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, and other traditional parts of the meal.
We have three pieces of advice.
- Pick one meal item with which to pair the wine.
Instead of trying to find the one wine that will go with every dish, pick your best entrée or side. We’re talking about the one that you are the most proud of, the pièce de résistance. Pick a wine that will best complement that dish.
- Pick a light and lively wine.
Thanksgiving dinner is heavy. You want to avoid picking a wine that will help them fall asleep on the couch in the middle of conversation. The less complex the wine, the better. Our suggestion for a great traditional wine for dinner is any one of our 3 Pinot Noirs. Pinot Noir pairs very well with the main dishes like stuffing or turkey because of its subtle earthy tones
Four Bears Central Coast Pinot Noir Tasting Notes
Sean Minor Carneros Pinot Noir Tasting Notes
Point North Oregon Pinot Noir Tasting Notes
- Drink what you love and don’t “stress it.”
Don’t stress so much that you forget to enjoy the holiday and the company. You can never go wrong with something that you know you love (like our wines!) and there is no reason to drink something you don’t prefer just because it might go better with your sweet potatoes.
At Sean Minor, we would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for many things this year. As always, family is something that means a lot to us and a constant source of gratitude. Also, we are thankful for all of your support, and hope to continue to bring you delicious wine for years to come. Enjoy a safe and scrumptious holiday!