One of the things I love about Thanksgiving is the huge variety of food that gets served up: cranberry sauce, stuffing, roast veggies, pumpkin pie, and (of course) the turkey. And I also love that–with a party of 4+plus people lasting over the course full day–you’re bound to make it through a good number of bottles of wine.
But with such an eclectic menu, why would you ever relegate your wine selection to only one or two varietals? Why not pick some wines that are as diverse as the food you’re serving, and (at the same time) allow your guests to taste a wide range of different wines?
Don’t just buy a case of wine because [insert Publication here] says this is the best thanksgiving wine. Live a little – buy one or two bottles of the recommend wines to go with the bird, but ask your local wine store to help you pick out some other bottles that might be fun for your gusts to try. Maybe do an old world tour (one French, one Spanish, one Italian wine) or new world selection (Australian, Argentinean, South African) to celebrate our cultural diversity this Thanksgiving day.
And whatever you do, don’t feel like you have to follow any rules — just have fun with it.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!