Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairings for 2016

Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here with its aromas of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pumpkin pie. And whether you are serving 2 people or 20, you will definitely need wine to go with your feast.

Let Sharrott Winery help with our recommended food and wine pairings for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Appetizers:

Photo by J. MalmeVegetable crudites, creamy dipsPinot Grigrio, Vidal Blanc, Unoaked Chardonnay

These wines are light-bodied and dry with fruity aromas and a crisp finish.

Cheese and crackers Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Trio

The tannins in these dry reds will enhance the full-bodied flavors of cheddar and blue cheeses.

Swedish MeatballsBarrel Reserve Chardonnay, Vignoles

White wines, whether oaked or sweet, enhance the spices found in this favorite recipe.

Main Course:

Photo courtesy of iStock photoTurkeyUnoaked Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Dry Rose, Dry Riesling, Trio

Dry Riesling is the perfect match for roasted turkey. Try Dry Rose with a fork-full of cranberry sauce. And dry wine lovers will enjoy Unoaked Chardonnay or Vidal Blanc with their feast.

If you really prefer red wine, try Trio – its light body and smooth finish complement the variety of foods on your table.

Roast Beef/Steak Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tango, Merlot, Coeur d’Est

Dessert:

Photo courtesy of iStock photoPumpkin PieWinter Spice, Wicked

Dark ChocolateMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Wicked

Chocolate FondueChambourcin, Crimson Sky

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sharrott Winery!

We are open Thanksgiving Day from 10 am to 2 pm for your last-minute holiday wine needs! All of our wines are available in our Online Store as well.

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3 Responses to Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairings for 2016

  1. Delia Scales says:

    Are there any sweet wines that would work for those of us who don’t care for dry wines?

  2. jemalme says:

    If you have a bottle of our Riesling, it would pair well with turkey. I don’t mention it here, because we are currently sold out! And remember, you should drink what you like – these suggestions are merely guidelines. Cheers!

  3. Delia Scales says:

    We definitely do have your Riesling! Just about all of our wines are from Sharrott. We do drink what we like, but it’s nice to learn what is “supposed” to go with different foods. Thank you for your advice!

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