2013 Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairings

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, Dry Rose

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

Cheese and crackers Tango, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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

Swedish MeatballsThree Oaks Chardonnay, Riesling, Vignoles

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

Main Course:

Photo courtesy of iStock photo

TurkeyDry Riesling, Riesling, Dry Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon

Both of our Rieslings are the perfect match for roasted turkey. Try Dry Rose with a fork-full of cranberry sauce. Or for our dry red lovers – Cabernet Sauvignon.

Roast Beef/Steak Cabernet France, Tango, Merlot

Dessert:

Photo courtesy of iStock photoPumpkin PieWinter Spice

Dark ChocolateCabernet Franc, Merlot, Cranberry

Chocolate FondueCranberry, Blueberry, Crimson Sky

Lightly sweet and refreshing. Perfect for after dinner (or anytime)!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sharrott Winery!

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