Thanksgiving Wine Made Simple

November 14th, 2016 @ 11:57am Danica Ratkovich Thanksgiving 0

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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 more delicate the wine, the better.  Our suggestion for a great traditional light red wine for dinner is any one of our Pinot Noirs.  Pinot Noir pairs very well with the main dishes like stuffing or turkey because of its subtle earthy tones.

  3. Four Bears Central Coast Pinot Noir 
    Sean Minor Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
    Point North Oregon Pinot Noir 

    Sean Minor Roberts Road Vineyard Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast - Limited Production 

  4. Or try all of them with the Ultimate Pinot Noir Combo Pack and receive 10% off and Free Shipping!

  5. *Thanksgiving dinner may be heavy in another sense this year, so if you want to put them to sleep in the middle of conversation go with a heavier red wine, such as Sean Minor Napa Cab or Nicole Marie.

  6. 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 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. Personally, I like to think of Thanksgiving as an opportunity to open an assortment of different wines and let everyone pick their favorite -
    choose from any of our three combo packs and save 10% + FREE SHIPPING!

From all of us at Sean Minor Wines, we would like to wish 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!

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