One of the easiest ways to upgrade your Thanksgiving feast? Perfectly paired wines.
Whether you're in the mood to splurge or save this season, Clark Trim of Colonial Wines & Spirits is here with an expert list of both upscale and modest wines that will complement your meal, no matter the menu.
For the Main Course:
Turkey & Poultry
Splurge: Von Winning Rupertsburger Reiterpfad Riesling 2017
"Pure and clean, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to turkey and all the traditional side dishes."
Save: Hugel Pinot Blanc Alsace France 2018
"The citrus-fruit balance makes this wine a fine match up to turkey dishes."
Ham & Pork Roasts
Splurge: Albert Bichot Chassagne Montrachet Grand Vin De Bourgogne 2019
"From the pinot noir enthusiast to the cola sipper, this crowd pleaser with a rich and concentrated, chewy texture is a dandy wine to serve with ham and pork roasts, along with all the accompaniments. Enjoy the lovely floral bouquet and the aromas of hot croissant, brioche and candied lemon. Bold yet elegant on the palate, this Chassagne-Montrachet is fleshy and well-balanced, and long on the finish with gingerbread and floral notes."
Save: Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2020
"Crisp, fruit-forward and juicy with expressive aromas and flavors of ripe red berries. Serve it slightly chilled to accompany ham, grilled or roasted pork and the trimmings."
Beef & Lamb
Splurge: Bell Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
"Black fruits and dark chocolate saturate the palate framed by the essence of French oak. It’s the quintessential red for beef and lamb Thanksgiving dishes."
Save: Donati Family Vineyards Claret 2017
"The palate has cherry, raspberry and bright acidity; this wine will hold its own with hearty Thanksgiving dishes like beef and lamb."
Splurge: Kopke 20-Year-Old Tawny Port
"Rich and nutty flavors that go on forever. Pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving desserts, especially pecan, pumpkin and chocolate pie."
Save: Fernando de Castilla Pedro Ximinez
"Dominated by raisins, fig, molasses, coffee, honey, dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, walnut, toffee, vanilla, licorice and orange peel, this decadent wine can be enjoyed by itself as dessert!"