As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, it’s time to start planning your menu for Turkey Day. And if there’s anything every Thanksgiving dinner has in common, it’s a table full of family members with very different taste buds! Luckily, we’ve put together a list of some great versatile wines that will please everyone at your table and pair perfectly with your bird. Prepare your turkey however you’d like and rest assured that these wines will highlight all of your hard work.
Gewurztraminer: An aromatic and slightly spicy white wine with a rich feel and lively acidity. It is an excellent complement to an herb-rubbed turkey and gravy.
Frey Sohler Gewurztraminer 2011
Alsace France $20.99
Valckenberg Gewurztraminer 2012 $12.09
Sauvignon Blanc: A perfectly dry, crisp wine with citrus-based flavors, it pairs great with turkey and mashed potatoes.
Slingshot Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Napa Valley California $16.83
The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013 New Zealand $12.62
Altamura Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Napa Valley California $49.69 with $5.00 key discount
Pinot Grigio: With fruity and floral flavors and a light snap, this is popular white wine is perfect to clear the palate between all of your Thanksgiving pickings.
Albola Pinot Grigio 2012 Italy $13.67
Poggiobello Pinot Grigio 2012 Italy $18.73
Monte Campo Pinot Grigio 2012 Italy $7.63
Pinot Noir: Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures and earthy undertones make this wine the perfect complement to your traditional turkey and stuffing!
Bliss Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011 California $16.83
Leadbelly Pinot Noir 2012 Russian River California $26.31
The Ned Pinot Noir 2012 New Zealand $15.78
Shiraz: With strong spice and black pepper qualities, it pairs well with herb-filled dishes and turkey.
Tamboerskloof Shiraz 2008 South Africa $31.57
Silver Range Shiraz 2011 Mendoza Argentina $8.94
Baritone Maxim Shiraz Cabernet 2010 Australia $12.62
Zinfandel: A higher intensity than pinot noir, zinfandel is a good pair for spicier and bitter flavors. With rich flavors and peppery tones, it will pair perfectly with your turkey.
Renwood Dry Creek White Label 2010 Dry Creek California $31.57 with $10.00 key discount
Eberle Zinfandel 2010 California $22.99
Oak Grove Zinfandel 2009 California $7.04
Looking for something specific for your menu? Just ask a Spec’s expert at the store!