5 Rules for Thanksgiving Wines

Wine Pairing Rules for Thanksgiving

  1. It’s not about the wine, it’s about family and friends. Choose wines your family will like
  2. It’s an American holiday, so consider going American in your wine choices
  3. Even though it’s not about the wine, bring really good wines. You never know who’s interest you might spark
  4. Choose wines with a story, winemakers you know, places you have visited, good memories. There’s always room for a little story!
  5. Don’t run out. ‘Nuff said.
Thanksgiving wines

Our Turkey Day Line-up

Our 2017 Line-Up
What’s on your Thanksgiving lineup? We usually go all American, but our son, Peter, is currently living in France, so we’ll keep that in mind.

Here’s our first string:

  1. Sparkling, always start with sparkling. This is Bedrock’s Under the Wire Sparkling project.
  2. Go with grapes family members will recognize, but sneak in something really good. Matello Chardonnay from Oregon and iOTA Cellars Pinot Noir, also from Oregon. We know both these winemaking families and love to share their wines.
  3. Orange wine (skin-fermented white wine) for me. People either love or hate skin fermented white wines on their first exposure, but I think they are super food-friendly and winemaker William Allen (Two Shepherds) is a friend.
  4. Dessert wine – Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes from France. Our son, Peter, is currently living in France, so our dessert wine will be a tip of our berets to him. Also, I had a super memorable visit to Chateau Suduiraut thanks to Millesima and all of our friends who voted for me in the contest last April!

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day with your family!

8 Responses to “5 Rules for Thanksgiving Wines”
  1. Michelle Williams says:

    Sounds great. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.

  2. D and J SANDBERG says:

    Thanks, Jeff and Happy Thanksgiving to you, Julie and your family!

    Johanna and Don


  3. Marta Sommer says:

    Happy thanksgiving to all…..

  4. Gillmorphean says:

    I have a 2001 Suduiraut in my rack waiting for the right occasion.

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