Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Wines

The time is here for family and friends to get together for the holidays. To make new memories, laugh and of course, the food. We all look forward to Thanksgiving dinner every year. The turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and several desserts are usually topped off with sweet tea or your favorite soda pop. But if you’re looking for a way to make your Thanksgiving dinner festive, try adding a bottle of wine. Choosing a wine to go with a meal that has so many different taste, textures, and flavors can be a bit of a task. Most play it safe with white wine, but red wine can pair just as well. To help you choose a wine to enjoy with your holiday meal here are a few suggestions:

Champagne or Other Sparkling Wines
Sparkling wine always adds an element of celebration to any occasion and is also a very versatile wine to pair with food. Both white and rose’ versions pair well with turkey dinners.

Riesling is a great wine to match with a range of dishes. Its high acidity makes it very food friendly, especially with sweet, salty, and rich dishes.

Chardonnay's buttery texture and flavors also pair beautifully with squash and sweet potato.

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is another great choice if you are looking for a red wine to serve with turkey and can act as a substitution to cranberry sauce.

These wines pair well with Thanksgiving dinner and are sure to be a hit with guests. So this Thanksgiving add a bottle wine and give thanks with a toast with wine.


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