Thanksgiving celebrates the season of harvest. It has a history that dates back to centuries. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln anticipated the Thanksgiving Day for the last Thursday of November. However, during the time of Great Depression in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to move the holiday to encourage the retail sales. Therefore, In 1941, he signed and passed the bill, making the fourth Thursday of November, the Thanksgiving Day.
America’s one of the most beloved national holiday is thanksgiving. A holiday you look forward to, all year long. Putting up an exquisite menu as all the family and friends gather to enjoy the feast. With the traditional buttery turkey on the table and creamy mashed potatoes on the side and you finally choose to serve pecan pie for the dessert. With all of the dishes set out on the table and family and friends gathered under the one roof. The only thing left to get the celebrations started is- a good bottle of wine!
The one that compliments the prepared feast. Since the feast is so rich in butter and cream, you need the right kind of wine to balance the meal. While going for a bottle of red, you would require a bottle that has less percentage of alcohol and more fruity tones to it. And to cut through the richness of the meal you could also go for the bottle of sparkling white that are light and crisp. So, this thanksgiving we at Bragsocial have made a list of top ten wines that you can serve to your guests this Thanksgiving season.
The average in which you can get this bottle of red wine is around fifty-seven dollars. The wine has a perfect fruity notes of tarty berries to it with a sweat aroma of freshly turned earth. Pinot Noir is a traditional favorite bottle of red wine to pair with thanksgiving dinner. It has subtle earthy tones and often inspired with mushroom flavors. Therefore, with a great combination of fruity tartness and acidity, it complements the traditional turkey and fillings.
This red wine has a more intense taste than Pinot Noir. Made from the black-skinned grapes wine grapes, this variety covers almost ten percentage of California vineyard. This bottle of red wine contains sweet, bitter and spicy flavor profiles which blends really well with the traditional side dishes. Also, the taste of the wine majorly depends on the ripeness of the fruit and the area of cultivation. The cooler areas produce more berry induced flavors whereas, warmer areas have more peppery note to it.
Also known as Shiraz, this bottle of red wine can bring a spicy edge to your thanksgiving dinner. This dark-skinned wine grape, produced all over the world, partners really well with the herbs in the traditional turkey. Since it grows all over the world, the taste also differs due to the climate. It generally tastes high in acidity while the wine from medium hot climate has a peppery or smoked meaty taste to it. Whereas, the wine cultivated in hot climate tastes more like liquorice, coffee or of dark chocolate. With age the taste gets leathery and leaves an earthy taste on the palate.
Made from the Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France, the wine has a light and fruity taste to it. It goes really well with turkey and all the side dishes. France releases the wine in the beginning of November to be sold in America just a week before the thanksgiving.
A white variety of grapes that has flowery aroma as well as high acidity. It makes a dry, sweet and sparkling white wine which goes about with all sort of dishes, sweet, spicy or savory. Basically it gives a fruity flavor, mainly of apples, apricots and honey. The high acidity gives an edge to the creamy mashed potatoes and herb-filled buttery turkey
Originated from Italy, this fragrant wine grapes, grow best in cool climate. It has high natural sugar level and usually has a scent of roses, passionfruit and other floral notes. The sweetness of this wine goes really well with the spiciness of the turkey and gravy. Therefore, making it a good choice to serve along with your Thanksgiving feast.
Crisp, elegant and fresh, this French originated white wine delivers the aroma of tropical fruits. Widely cultivated around the world, the taste of the wine can vary from region to region. The warm climate makes the grapes to loose their sweet earthy flavor due to over ripeness. Whereas, the cooler climate produces a high in acidity and sweet flavored wine, which makes it go along really well with the mashed potatoes and turkey.
Capable of handling flavorful and high in fat dishes, it satisfies the thanksgiving meal as a whole. The flavors of this wine range from ripe tropical fruits like mango and melon to lower or medium acidity. Although these grapes are harvested early to preserve the stimulating acidity and decrease the fruitiness to create a balanced and neutral flavor profile.
Originated in Spain and Portugal, this wine has a botanical aroma with a citrus undertone. It tastes quite similar to Gewurztraminer, suggesting flavors that of peach and apricots. Unusually light and Generally high in acidity, the thick skin can cause residual bitterness.
At last, apart from these red and white wines, if you are confused between them, you can always go for the rose or sherry sparkling wines. They can pair up with any versatile Thanksgiving Day feast. Beyond that, if you are looking for some dessert wines, Fortified wines are the best bet. Hence, adding the perfect wine on your thanksgiving dinner table gives a different touch.