Thanksgiving 2012: Wine Pairings for the Perfect Meal

Have you chosen the wine for your meal yet? Need tips on cooking your turkey? We have tips to help you out.

As that turkey is thawing and you are anticipating throwing together one of the biggest meals of the year, you may need a drink. Wine is a good option.

Speaking of wine, have you decided what you will pair your dinner with this Thanksgiving?

When it comes to choosing a wine for the Thanksgiving feast, Beaujolais Nouveau or Beaujolais traditionally have been paired with turkey, wine aficionados' say. Glen Ellyn’s Cabernet & Company began selling Beaujolais Nouveau last week.

Beaujolais is a simple wine that pairs nicely with turkey because of the fruit. Other wines that go well are Pinot Noir, along with Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

What you serve for your main course this holiday will influence the wine you choose, whether you serve a turkey or a roast, a ham or seafood. Another resource for learning more about wine pairings, Whole Foods Market has a handy holiday guide to pairings. 

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Not sure how long to cook the bird? Need any other advice on cooking things up right? Check out this story on Turkey Tips.

Have a recipe you’d like to share? Post it in comments!

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