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Time for Wine

Time for Wine

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Not sure what wine to serve for your thanksgiving feast? Let About.com Help you out!

Best Thanksgiving White Wines:
Riesling: Riesling’s innate flavors of apple, apricot, honey make its a great match for sweet potatoes, turkey meat and spice-laden or herb-filled stuffing.
Gewurztraminer: This white wine tends to have the aromatic gusto and spicy palate that goes well with turkey and gravy.
Sauvignon Blanc: A prime pairing candidate for turkey and mashed potatoes.
Pinot Grigio: Capable of handling garlic and onions, herbs and rich, flavorful, high-fat dishes.
Albarino and Viognier: Shake up the Thanksgiving table and take your guests on a little wine adventure, while still maintaining perfect pairing power.

Top Red Wine Thanksgiving Options:
Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir’s subtle earthy undertones tend to show well with the traditional flavors of turkey and stuffing.
Zinfandel: This would be a great wine pick for those looking for a heartier red wine with the capacity to accommodate spice, bitter and sweet flavor profiles.
Syrah/Shiraz: Partners well with the herb-infused stuffing and both the white and dark turkey meat.
Beaujolais Nouveau: This wine is released from France on the third Thursday of November, just in time to highlight your Thanksgiving feast!

Happy Thanksgiving!