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Best Wine for Thanksgiving? Don’t sweat it!

Posted on: November 18, 2018

Turkey with wine

I love wine, and I’m hoping that if you’re reading this, you do, too.

For many years, I’ve asked read articles, searched the web and asked the experts for advice, seeking to answer the question, ‘hat’s the best wine for Thanksgiving?’

I’ve encountered two problems with this. First, the typical Thanksgiving meal consists of a wide variety of divergent tastes. Turkey, ham, roast beef, sweet potatoes and cranberries, together can pose a pairing challenge.

Along with ethnic or regional favorites, lumpia, raviolis, tomales, my wife’s outstanding Cajun cornbread stuffing, etc., and it’s enough to drive a wine snob mad.


Filed under: Food & Drink

Best Wine (and Beer) for Thanksgiving? Our experts weigh in.

Posted on: November 23, 2015
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It’s that time of year again, when the experts are asked, ‘what’s the best wine for Thanksgiving?’.  Finding the right wine can be tough, but over the years, lighter reds, whites with acidity balanced by sweetness, and sparkling wines always seem to make the list.

Here are a few suggestions from local experts:

Andrea Kendro of Oak Farm Vineyards in Lodi says, they have a “Grenache that would pair really well because it’s lighter and wouldn’t take over the meal and also a Gewurztraminer. It’s slightly sweeter but the floral nose and apple characteristics would pair really well with the turkey.” Visit Oak Farm at 23627 Devries Rd, Lodi


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