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.
Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bourbon-Pecan Gravy
Credit: © William Meppem

Thanksgiving Weekend Wines

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

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

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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