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.
Finesse and elegance define Pinot Noir’s character, making it a popular and traditional favorite for Thanksgiving. Adorning infinite aromatic nuances and a tasty fruit forward palate Seven Springs Anden will be a treat for everyone. This beautiful wine offers fresh red fruit, cherry and cranberry aromas along with earthy and leather notes. Medium to light body, this Pinot Noir will perfectly pair with the traditional oven-roasted Turkey, cranberry sauce or smoky glazed ham.
Beaujolais is the perfect wine to please every palate for Thanksgiving. Foillard Morgon Cote du Py is produced in the Morgon cru appellation at the heart of Beaujolais. With a ruby and aromatic bouquet, this red offers cherry and licorice flavors. This food friendly sipper pairs well with anything, but shines especially bright matched with chicken with herbs de Provence or duck with plum sauce.
A classic Zinfandel will best reveal the classic Thanksgiving spices and flavors. This Zinfandel from Turley vineyard is made with the aim of preserving California’s unique winemaking culture. Rich and bold, Dusi, on the west side of Pablo Robles, presents flavors of lush ripe fruits and soft tannins with an earthy hint. It best pairs with candied yams, spicy stuffing and the classic dark meat turkey.
Syrah, with its distinctive powerful structure, expresses a lovely delicate wine due to its silky tannins. The Francois Villard Certitude has a strong aromatic signature with black fruits, licorice and menthol aromas. The vegetal notes blended with a fruit forward bold cherry fruit will make this wine perfectly pair with roasted squash and stuffing.
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.
Chardonnay is the most versatile and well known white wine. Paired with a Thanksgiving meal it is bound to be a crowd pleaser. With a beautiful floral nose with fresh citrus, the wine offers then pear and apple aromas. It is a complex and full-bodied Chardonnay with a pleasant minerality. Cakebread Cellars is perfect for casseroles, potato gratin, or as an aperitif before dinner.