Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Pairing

Wine Pairing   /   Nov 19th, 2022
Four tips to pair the perfect wine with Thanksgiving dinner.
  1. It is an American Holiday, Choose American Wine! Better yet choose Arizona wines. Our go-to wine is a Grenache. The ripe berries and soft tannins make it a perfect match for the richness of the typical turkey spread. Also, consider an Oregon Pinot Noir.
  2. Think About Flavor Profile. If you are putting a Southwestern spin on the meal, consider the spices when choosing the wine. Fuller-bodied white wines (California Chardonnay or an oaked Viognier) can stand up to the spice and buttery mashed potatoes and gravy.
  3. Bubbles. Do not shy away from a great sparkling wine like a California Brut Rosé that can complement the intense flavors. Or consider a dry Riesling or Gewürztraminer wines from Washington or Oregon. The acidity can cut through the richness.
  4. Stay Away from Sweet Wines. Lean toward the drier wine profile. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the homemade pies, not your wine.
Check out Nick Letter, LDV Tasting Room Manager discuss LDV Winery’s recommendations in this short video