The inbox is full of email asking TWC's opinion of what is the best wine to serve for Thanksgiving. To which I say, serve what you and your guests will enjoy. An easy out, especially for a guy who routinely disses white wine as a matter of course.
I suppose the best advice is to know your guests tastes.
TWC once opened a good bottle of Cabernet to share with a couple that we'd become recently acquainted with. Imagine watching in helpless horror as the wife meandered into the kitchen and topped her glass off with ice and 7-Up while remarking on what a good wine it was. Point taken. Should have served the Beaujolais Nouveau (or maybe the Boone's Farm).
Thank the Good Lord for small favors, we're fighting traffic instead of cooking on Thanksgiving. I'll be bringing along several wines which I expect will go well with dinner. A bottle of Pinot Grigio, a Pinot Noir or perhaps a Beaujolais, a decent chardonnay or White Burgundy, and, of course a great bottle of red (probably Casa Lapostolle Merlot). Those will cover all the bases, offering something for everyone from the casual drinker to the professional wino.
The One Thing to keep in mind that is that the Thanksgiving feast offers an incredible array of mouth watering temptations. Most wines will compliment some or most of what is on your plate.
Better Homes & Gardens has a nice Thanksgiving wine primer here.
May your Thanksgiving be blessed.
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