It’s that time of the year again : the time to choose top wines for your Thanksgiving celebration ! To help you make the right choice, we have put together a guide of some of our favorite wines to enjoy with your favorite fall menu, including the most important of all : your Thanksgiving meal. For each of Thanksgiving wine, we have also suggested a food pairing with which to serve it, from delicious side dishes to sweet desserts and – of course - the turkey itself. Be it a « Friendsgiving » with your closest friends or a family feast, these great Thanksgiving wines will serve as the perfect centerpieces for your holiday table and elevate your dinner to an unforgettable celebration. And if you are in New York, do not forget to use our click and collect option by selecting “pick up at store” among our cart delivery options.
Perfect as an aperitif, this signature champagne from Laurent-Perrier expresses a freshness and elegance that will allow it to pair effortlessly with your entire Thanksgiving meal, from appetizers to dessert. « La Cuvee » is a Chardonnay-driven brut champagne, which sparkles pale gold in the glass and reveals on the nose delicate citrus and white flower fragrances. On the palate, it shows great balance and a fresh, fine mouthfeel – signs of a versatile and food-friendly champagne.
Hailing from the estate’s flagship Seven Springs vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of Oregon, this single-variety Chardonnay offers a rich yet bright profile. On the nose, it reveals ripe pears, baked apples, toasted brioche and touches of citrus peel, while the palate is silky-smooth, with a mineral entry and layerd, vibrant finish. This is a white with plenty of personality, which will pair effortlessly to your all your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
A lovely dry Riesling conceived from the savoir-faire of Egon Muller (the undisputed king of German Riesling) combined with the precious high-altitude terroir of the Adelaide Hills in Australia. This is an edgy, tight and precise Riesling with a bright natural acidity, whose lovely flavors of lemon and grapefruit will pair beautifully with your Thanksgiving turkey. Hints of dry herbs and a mouthwatering minerality come through on a very long, lingering finish.
Made from Grenache with touches of Tempranillo and Mazuelo, this juicy Rioja offers a brilliant expression of its terroir : the high-altitude vineyards of the Montagne de Yerga. Its nose bursts forth fragrant rosemary, thyme and earth, with wafts of cathedral incense and orange peel. The palate is seductively soft and full of energy, leaving behind a citrusy freshness on the finish. A great choice with oven-baked stuffing and roasted autumn vegetables.
If you want a crisp and aromatic white wine to pair with everything from your casserole to mashed potatoes, think of this beautiful Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre. The Lucien Crochet La Croix du Roy wine is full-bodied and expresses a minerality specific to the terroir. It displays a fresh aromatic profile with notes of lemon, green apple and grapefruit.
From the micaschiste and granite soils of Cote-Rotie comes this IGP Vin de Pays red wine made from 100% Syrah. The 2015 vintage of La Champine is ready to open now and to enjoy with your most festive holiday meals. On the nose, this Syrah pours forth aromas of luscious blackberry jam, with earthy hints of damp soil, black olives and spice. On the palate, it is smooth, round and gourmand, with a refreshing, savory and mineral finish.
This is a classic Morgon, produced from the region’s flagship Gamay grapes, in this case grown in poor granitic soils. On the nose, the Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2019 unfurls beautiful aromas of fresh cherries, intermingled with spicy black licorice and violet nuances. Freshness prevails on its fruit-forward and charming palate, which wraps the mouth in a silky smooth texture. This is an easy-going, food-friendly wine that will pair to a wide range of flavors and textures, from your Thanksgiving turkey to the more boldly flavored side dishes.
A tried and true centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table is this intensely expressive Zinfandel from Turley Wine Cellars in Lodi, California. Vibrant aromas of crushed red and black cherries, dried wildflowers, cinnamon stick and spices come through on the nose. This is followed by a structured, layered palate of fine-grained tannins. A savory, spicy earthiness lingers, allowing this California red to pair beautifully with your Thanksgiving spread.