Thanksgiving Inspiration- Wine & Beer Pairings
Thanksgiving is only one day away and our stomach is rumbling in anticipation. During the planning process for your Thanksgiving feast, you have likely focused on all the delicious food you will be serving. If you're still looking for inspiration, last week's blog touched on a variety of traditional recipes. As you're inhaling cuts and cuts of turkey along with scoops of mashed potatoes, you will need something to wash everything down. This week's blog will offer some fantastic wine pairings and beer pairings to go along with your Thanksgiving meal.
If you're a wine connoisseur, American wine should be your go-to on Thanksgiving. It is an American holiday after all! If you prefer red, a Pinot Noir is our number one recommendation. A Californian Pinot Noir is the best match for poultry and all your Thanksgiving fixings. This type of wine is softer on the palate and lighter in body compared to other reds such as a Cabernet or a Merlot. If you prefer white, a Chardonnay or a Riesling is the way to go. A Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine that complements your rich dishes well. A Riesling, on the other hand, is a lighter-bodied wine that contrasts nicely with the savory dishes on your menu.
Not all of us are wine drinkers, so we have some excellent beer pairings for you as well if you prefer some tasty brews. Especially if you've been watching football during the day, you might want to continue drinking beer rather than switching to wine. We have selected seven American craft beers which pair nicely with dishes that will likely be a part of your Thanksgiving feast. These include: Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale- Turkey; Brownstone Six Point Ale- Mashed potatoes; Arrogant Bastard Ale- Stuffing; White UFO- Stuffing; Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout- Pumpkin pie; Omnegang Abbey Ale- The whole meal; and Chatoe Rouge Pumpkin Patch Ale- The whole meal.
We hope that our recommendations will make spending some quality time with your family and friends that much more enjoyable. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! After Thanksgiving, feel free to visit our showroom and don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Houzz!