We are so lucky.
You, us: we have the privilege to taste, talk, explore and enjoy wine in our lives. This Thanksgiving weekend we hope that you spare a moment to consider how lucky we all are, and share a glass of wine in gratitude with family and friends.
Thanksgiving is one of the easiest meals to pair wines to, really. There are typically so many different flavours on the table between the main(s), sides, sauces - not to mention the different personalities around the table. It's a good idea to have a variety of double-duty wines available for sharing and trying. By double-duty, we mean wines that are flexible in pairing to foods, and to people. This is most likely not the time to try some edgy, esoteric, avant-garde, intellectual bottle, nor is it the time to pull out that special wine of contemplation from the cellar. It is the time for food-friendly, charming bottles that embody harvest camaraderie; that is what the celebration is about after all. Gamay and lighter reds, and pinot gris and creamy whites are all suitable for turkey, chicken, ham, salmon and root vegetables, plus all the fixings. Dry rosés play up both sides of the rainbow, and sparkling pairs with everything, always. Just keep the oak, tannins and alcohol in check, so as to not compete with the food. There will be enough flavours on the table as it is.
Here are our top 10 picks to share around our Thanksgiving table, and with you.