Try Some Different Wines for Thanksgiving


This time of year, people inevitably start asking for Thanksgiving Day wine suggestions. The typical answer is Pinot Noir or Cote du Rhone, a reasonably priced French blend, because both are easy-drinking and work great with food.

Well, venture down some different wine aisles this Thanksgiving. Your guests will appreciate you’re inventiveness and it’ll help get the conversation going.

There are few evergreen things to remember though.

  • Don’t break out the expensive stuff. Odds are good the majority of your guests wont appreciate your vintage Burgundy so save it for another day.
  • Pick low-alcohol wines because, let’s face it, you need to be able to drink all day with your mother-in-law sitting across the table.
  • And with that, you’ll need a bunch of bottles on hand and so let’s try to be price-conscious.
  • Finally, regardless of what you pour with dinner, it’s always nice to start your guests with a glass of bubbly. Whether its Champagne, Prosecco or Cava, it all works, so your budget can decide. A glass of bubbly prepares the palate for all the food to come. Plus, it’s pretty darn festive and generally puts people in a good mood. So at least the day starts off on a good note.

So what should you drink?  Read more here to find out.


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