Thanksgiving Wine Pairings for Every Course

From soup to pie, here are fantastic wine pairings for every Thanksgiving course.

From soup to pie, here are fantastic wine pairings for every Thanksgiving course.

First-Course Pairings

Salad with Vinaigrette
Fragrant, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc: 2013 Babich Marlborough ($12)

Creamy Soup
Ripe, lively Sonoma County Chardonnay: 2013 Simi Chardonnay ($18)

Shellfish
Fresh, berried sparkling rosé: NV Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé ($22)

Turkey Pairings

Herb-Roasted
Bright, peppery Italian red: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe ($22)

Spice-Rubbed
Fruit-forward Beaujolais: 2012 J. Chamonard Le Clos de Lys Morgon ($29)

Deep-Fried
Lush, berry-rich, medium-bodied Oregon Pinot Noir: 2011 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvée ($30)

Pie Pairings

Apple
Juicy, honeyed Austrian dessert wine: 2011 Kracher Auslese Cuvée ($23)

Pumpkin
Fresh, tropical-fruit-inflected Oregon ice wine: 2011 Anne Amie Anne Late Harvest Müller-Thurgau ($29)

Pecan
Toasty, toffee-scented Madeira: Broadbent 10-Year Old Malmsey ($50)

Related: Holiday Wine Pairings
Fall Party Pairings
Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

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