What a crazy year this has been! A big heartfelt thank-you to you all. You have supported and inspired our little family wine shop for over 33 years through thick and thin. We are thankful for the many longtime and new customers that have helped us remain an independent, community–centered and local family–owned wine shop. It is our sincere wish that we can help bring joy to your table. Huge gratitude to all.
From our family to yours: Thank-you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Chris, Rosina & Jason & family
Look for the Turkey
This year, we made some handcrafted tags to help you with your selections. Just look for the Turkey and you can be confident that we selected these wines with Thanksgiving dinner in mind. Please read on to delve a bit deeper into our Thanksgiving Wine Guide!
Thanksgiving Wine Guide
Thanksgiving dinner presents a challenge of abundance for those who care about meal presentation. The juicy oven-roasted turkey. The savoury stuffing. The sweet yams and fluffy mashed potatoes. The rich gravy and tart cranberry sauce. All topped off with traditional pumpkin or pecan pie. Such a medley of flavours, textures and aromas! How do you go about finding the right wines that pair perfectly with each serving? Our best advice is always to trust your tastes, but if you are looking for some rules of thumb, here are some of our tried-and-true suggestions...
For white wine lovers, there is nothing like a dry or off-dry wine such as Riesling or Grüner Veltliner. The abundant acidity and residual sweetness of these wines are strong enough to stand up to the saltiness of herbed stuffing and even the most decadent gravy! For that matter, a buttery Chardonnay will complement a rich stuffing, and a crisp Sauvignon Blanc will help cut through the richness of the sauces. Riesling and Gewürztraminer, both dry and off-dry, also all work perfectly with traditional Thanksgiving offerings.
For red wine lovers, we recommend a light to medium bodied and fruitier style of wine, as they have softer tannins and will complement, rather than compete with, the different flavour profiles in your meal. A well-balanced Pinot Noir will almost always work—and even a zesty Zinfandel or Garnacha will do the trick if you like something with more body and lots of fruit.
And let’s not forget the bubbles. Every celebratory dinner should start with bubbles! Prosecco, Cava, Champagne or any number of sparkling wines are great as an aperitif to get the festivities started on the right note.
Research shows that the thing people remember most, from just about any personal experience, is the ending. So to ensure a memorable evening, be sure to finish off with a well-chosen dessert wine. Our choice this year is a pipe-and-slippers port, you’ll want to cap off the night’s story with a satisfying epilogue-in-a-glass.
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