Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I can’t help but be constantly distracted by thoughts of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. More wine is sold for thanksgiving day dinner than any other meal of the year for very good reason. So many types of foods, so many types of flavors, so many types of wine to pair with.
It can be an intimidating feat to plan what wines you will serve with a meal of this magnitude. I mean, how could a fruity, light red wine that will compliment the saltiness of your turkey possibly also pair well with your super sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top? The truth is, it can’t. And that’s the struggle of thanksgiving. Whether you decide to serve a little of many types of wine so your guests can try different types with different dishes, or simply serve one decent all-purpose wine is completely up to you. What’s more important is how the wine(s) taste and what your personal taste is, and of course that’s completely subjective.
An article I found in Better Homes and Gardens published a short and sweet rundown of wines that are “perfect with turkey and all the fixings,” and it would be selfish of me not to share.
Happy wine planning, people!