Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairings for 2014

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 Tango, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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 photoTurkeyUnoaked Chardonnay, Dry Riesling, Riesling, Dry Rose, Cranberry

Both of our Rieslings are the perfect match for roasted turkey. Try Dry Rose with a fork-full of cranberry sauce. And you can’t go wrong with the classic flavor of Cranberry wine!

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

Dessert:

Photo courtesy of iStock photoPumpkin PieWinter Spice, Wicked

Dark ChocolateMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Wicked

Chocolate FondueChambourcin, Cranberry, Crimson Sky

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sharrott Winery!

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