Turkey Day Wine Picks
When it comes to wine and Thanksgiving dinner - relax! There's no one wine you SHOULD have with this special dinner, but rather, there are many opportunities that lend themselves to pair different wines based on each course and your tastes. On the other hand, if you want to make it simple, provide a red and a white variety and go for a lighter, fruity style such as Pinot Grigio or a Pinot Noir. They work with both turkey and traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. The Hostile Grape Wine Cellar here at the M Resort offers many for you to choose from.
Here are four wine recommendations from Sommelier Agi Toth, DWS:
Jeio Prosecco, NV, Italy $35
This light, refreshing bubbly is a great way to start off the Thanksgiving holiday. It's bright acidity and soft fruity flavors will bring on an appetite for your turkey feast.
Dillmann Delight, 2007 Riesling $30
A slightly sweet Riesling with citrus, tropical fruit and mineral aromas, this light-bodied, un-oaked wine complements creamy sauces and balances the spicier dishes.
Drouhin, 2007 Beaujolais Villages $30
A classic fruity red wine from France, this wine is a soft easy-drinking option for those red wine lovers.
Concha y Toro, Casillero del Diablo, Carmenere 2007
If you're looking for something richer, spicier and brimming with darker luscious fruit, try a little Chilean carmenere, an old-world variety with a new-world twist that will stand up to your rich gravies and roasted turkeys.
Remember, you don't have to serve the same wine throughout the meal. Just include an additional glass or two to the place setting and let your guests try different wines with each dish. Stop in and talk to one of the Hostile Grape's sommeliers and they'll steer you in the direction that suites your taste and your pocketbook! Hostile Grape is also offering 10 percent off a bottle when you purchase it at Hostile Grape!