We are about a week out from one of the biggest food fests of the year. To help with your beverage planning, here are some of the best Thanksgiving wines for your holiday table. It’s also Wine Wednesday so timing is near perfect.
It’s a hot topic this time of year for foodie folk, what wine to serve with your Thanksgiving meal. Why is it so hard you might ask? Well, some people get great enjoyment over finding foods and wines that fit like a glove. The flavors of each not only compliment, but also enhance each other. When that happens, it is magic for the sense of taste.
Perfect pairings are easier at dinner parties where this is one main course and side dishes to match. For simplicity sake, think a steak and baked potato with a big red wine. It’s almost always a home run.
Now picture your Thanksgiving table. It’s usually a sea of sides and sometimes several proteins. How in the world do you pick a wine to compliment everything?
Basics for Thanksgiving wines
Fatty foods need acidic wines. Salty food are good with fruity wines and bubbles. Actually bubbles are good with just about anything in my book. Big, tannic wines might not be ideal with typical Thanksgiving fare.
To cover all bases, I like to buy bottles of several kinds of wines. Finally, at the end of the day, uncork the wine YOU like. It might not be a perfect pairing, but if it’s perfect to you, then the meal is a success.
I have a story published today in The Fort Myers NewsPress and Naples Daily News with more wine ideas. Read it here in addition to these ideas.