Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday at Serious Foodie. You owe no greeting cards, no gifts. You can stuff yourself silly, drink too much wine (or beer, or cocktails), then pass out in front of the TV, opening an occasional eye to check the score of a football game. But you still have to contend with the meal, and getting the right combination of food and wine together. Wine pairing might scare some, but it’s a whole lot easier than experts might have you believe. Doing a traditional dinner with turkey and the usual sides (mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, etc.)? Think light, crispy, acidic wines (white or red). Going the vegetarian route, with a lot of root vegetables and greens? Same scenario: light, crisp, acidic wines (maybe with a slight bit of sweetness). We’ve produced a list that will work with most Thanksgiving menus – some favorites we’ve listed previously, and a few off the beaten path bottles. And if all else falls flat, mix up some cocktails (check out our new cocktail/beverage blog). The Whites Mirabelle Brut by Schramsberg, (California; $19). Schramsberg was one of the first sparkling-wine makers in California, and is still one of the best. […]
Tag: New Zealand wine
Pinot Noir is mysterious, illustrious, temperamental, magnificent, and one of the most widely bottled varietals.