Ideal Wine Pairings for Every Thanksgiving Course

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November 1, 2023

As Thanksgiving approaches, the aroma of roasted turkey, savory sides, and delectable desserts fills the air. While the feast itself is a delightful experience, selecting the perfect wine to complement each course can elevate your holiday celebration to a whole new level. 

Here are your ideal wine pairings for every Thanksgiving course:

For When They Walk In The Door: Nomine Renard Brut Rosé

Nomine Renard Brut

Raise your glass to the start of a fantastic feast with the Nomine Renard Brut Rosé! This charming sparkling wine boasts an enticing blend of 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Meunier, and 10% Pinot Noir. With intense red fruit aromas, a hint of cherry, fresh grapefruit, and a velvety mouthfeel, it sets the mood for a memorable Thanksgiving.

Pairing: This Brut Rosé pairs splendidly with Thanksgiving starters like cranberry and goat cheese crostini. Its effervescence cuts through rich appetizers, making it a delightful welcome drink.

To Serve With Your Favorite Appetizers: Smith & Elliott Sauvignon Blanc

Smith & Elliott

For the appetizer course, bring out the Smith & Elliott Sauvignon Blanc! With its straw color and lively character, this wine offers aromas and flavors of gooseberry, lemon cream, green apple, and cassis leaf. Its zesty acidity and fruit-forward notes make it an ideal companion for your Thanksgiving starters.

Pairing: This Sauvignon Blanc enhances the flavors of classics like shrimp cocktail, spinach and artichoke dip, and butternut squash soup.

For Feasting: Knudsen Vineyards Pinot Noir

Knudsend Vineyards Pinot Noir

As you savor the hearty Thanksgiving entrée, indulge in Knudsen Vineyards Pinot Noir. Aromas of red cherry, chocolate, and clove intertwine with flavors of blackberry, tobacco, and black pepper, leading to a complex, long finish. 

Pairing: This Pinot Noir is your ideal match for Thanksgiving turkey, herbed stuffing, and savory gravy. Its exquisite character elevates the flavors of your entrée.

To End the Night: Stella Rosa Black Lux

Stella Rosa Black Lux

Conclude your Thanksgiving feast on a sweet note with Stella Rosa’s Black Lux. This fully sparkling wine, bursting with the flavors of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, elevates any dessert paired with your Thanksgiving meal.

Pairing: Pair this Black Lux with your Thanksgiving desserts, such as pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake, or chocolate torte.

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