Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides

If you’re in the US, you might be wondering right about now which wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some suggestions from our Loosen Bros. USA portfolio.

VERSATILE, FOOD-FRIENDLY RIESLINGS:

Not only are Rieslings incredibly food-friendly, they come in a wide range of different styles that make for great pairings with different dishes.

When your guests are milling around before dinner (or swarming your kitchen island waiting for the first glimpse of the bird), a Riesling Kabinett or a sparkling Riesling makes a great aperitif.  (Side benefit: the low alcohol in these light, tasty wines will help everyone who is drinking on an empty tummy stay on their best holiday behavior!) Try these:

For the savory parts of the meal – the turkey and gravy, the mashed taters, the Brussels sprout salad – full-bodied dry Rieslings are great. And because they’re still fruity, even though dry, they can even work with a bit of not-too-sweet cranberry sauce. Try these: 

The sweeter dishes, however, such as sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie the sweetness of the food will make the dry wines taste really dry. Then it’s time for a wine that’s a little bit sweeter such as Riesling Spätlese. Try these:

FOR THE RED-WINE LOVERS:

And, of course, for those who really love a good red wine with their meal, Pinot Noir is always an excellent choice to pair with the turkey and fixings. Try these:

AND… A LITTLE MORE RIESLING:

Last but not least, for dessert, don’t forget a true dessert Riesling such as a rich but vibrant Beerenauslese, Not only is it always an elegant way to cap off a big meal, it’ll make you hungry again! Try this one:

 

All the best to you and yours for a wonderful holiday. We are very thankful to be able to make wine for you!