Thanksgiving: Wines for the Rest of the Week
Holiday Wine Guide
Turkey Soup: 2010 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay ($18)
Lightly oaked California Chardonnays like this lemon-scented variety are rich enough to pair with creamy soups but not too full-bodied for brothy ones.
Turkey Sandwiches: 2010 Muga Rosado ($13)
Turkey Casserole: 2009 Charles Smith Wines The Velvet Devil Merlot ($12)
Creamy casseroles are best with a red that has some tannic backbone—tannins cut the richness and refresh the palate. Merlot from Washington state, like this plush, berry-rich bottling, is a great choice.
Article updated November 2011.