Yes, wine belongs on the Thanksgiving table. But it’s also a good accompaniment for all the shopping and TV-watching that takes place over the long holiday weekend.

Ray Isle
October 02, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend Wines

After Hitting the Black Friday Sales

After Hitting the Black Friday Sales

Unwind with a refreshing and affordable wine like a good Albariño, the top white grape of Spain.

Bottles to Look For

2012 Salneval ($9)
2010 Condes de Albarei ($12)
2012 Burgans ($14)Watching Football

Watching Football

Open something powerful. Even if you aren’t a hulking linebacker, a big, intense California Zinfandel will make you feel like one.

Bottles to Look For

2011 Easton Amador County ($16)
2011 Artezin Mendocino County ($18)
2011 Teira Sonoma County ($18)Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Go for a sparkling wine. Bubbles are a great match for 100-foot-tall Kermit the Frog balloons.

Bottles to Look For

2011 Raventós i Blanc L’Hereu Cava ($19)
NV Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut ($15)

Article updated October 2013.

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