Wine for Thanksgiving

Nov 22nd, 2011


Do you and your guests usually prefer red wines, dry whites or, possibly, wines with a little sweetness?

The answer to that question is the most important factor in deciding what wine to have. Based on your answer, I suggest that you select one of the following three styles of wine.


If you normally prefer red wines, consider a Pinot Noir to go with your Turkey. Pinot Noir has very little tannin so it will not overwhelm the taste of the meal.


Cartlidge & Browne - Pinot Noir

Row 11 - Vinas 3 Pinot Noir

Grayson - Pinot Noir

A to Z Pinot Noir

Pierre Sparr Pinot Noir


If you normally prefer dry white wines, then Chardonnay would be the natural choice for a match with Turkey. If you like dry white wines, then do not try to over complicate this.

A nice alternative would be a Pinot Gris. Several Options for this would be:

Firesteed Pinot Gris
Boomtown Pinot Gris



Other wine-grape varieties that fit the bill are Riesling, Gewurztraminer or Chenin Blanc. Several options here are:


If you usually like wine with a little sweetness, there are several choices that can go with your meal.  Examples here include:





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