Traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner could remain incomplete without the wines. The wine has become a part of Thanksgiving dinner today. People usually plan ahead what wines they are going to include in their dinner on the Thanksgiving Day. And accordingly they prefer to purchase variety of wines to serve on the Thanksgiving dinner table so that everyone gets something or else of his/her choice.
You may also pick a good all-purpose wine, which could be served in the dinner as a combination with each dish. The American wines can also be a perfect choice for this American festival.
The wine stores also get ready a week before the Thanksgiving Day and place their wine specials for the people. The Thanksgiving celebrations are made unforgettable with the wide variety of wines such as the reds, the whites and the dessert wines. It is all about your choice of wines but a combination of both red and white wines is the best thing for the Thanksgiving dinner which will reflect your concern about others choice of wines as well.
Here are Thanksgiving Day wine recommendations :
The main white wines are such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, Gewurztraminer and Chenin Blanc. These are considered the real refreshing wines. Sauvignon Blanc is acidic and light with grassy flavor. Riesling is sweet and spicy with fruity flavor. Viognier is less acidic with fruity flavor. Gewurztraminer is sweet and spicy with floral touches. Chenin Blanc is acidic and sweet with spicy taste.
The main red wines are such as Red Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Beaujolais. Red Zinfandel is intense and spicy with fruity flavors. Syrah is strongly spicy with fruity flavor. Pinot Noir, with essence of strawberries, cherries and raspberries, offers fruity flavor, which is a perfect choice for the Thanksgiving dinner. Beaujolais also offers fruity flavor and should be served chilled.
Dessert wines are such as Asti Spumante, Port, Riesling, Muscat and Sauternes. Serve the sweet dish after the dinner with a sweet wine and double the taste of the dish. Asti Spumante is a sweet wine. Port is also sweet and fruity in flavor. Riesling is sweet and spicy with fruity flavor. Muscat could be sweet and musky with essence of oranges. Sauternes is sweet wine with various fruity essences.
Welcome your guests by serving them with bubbly sparkling Thanksgiving wines on the Thanksgiving Day. They not only look good on the dinner table but also are marvelous combination with all types of food. Be it vegetarian food or the non-vegetarian food. On the Thanksgiving dinner pair the wines with the turkey and gravy, stuffed turkey, side dishes and other trimmings and the taste of your dinner will be just wonderful. Always try to consider the taste of the wine that best complements the dish that you serve.