MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)
Well it’s time to start buying all the fixings for this coming Thanksgiving. I gathered this wine info from about.com. Just don’t start TOO early popping the cork. You might burn your giblets.
A Quick Guide for Selecting the Best Wines for Your Thanksgiving Feast
By Stacy Slinkard, About.com Guide
Best Thanksgiving White Wines
Riesling: A white wine that may either be bone dry or fairly sweet, excellent with any dishes that are spicy, salty or sweet. Whether from Alsace, Germany or Washington – Riesling wines are a top pick white wine for pairing with Thanksgiving dinner. Riesling’s innate flavors of apple, apricot, honey and its clarifying acidity give it a significant pairing edge with the likes of sweet potatoes, turkey meat and spice-laden or herb-filled stuffing.
Gewurztraminer: This white wine tends to have the aromatic gusto and spicy palate appeal that give it a solid standing with turkey and gravy, bringing out the best in both. Gewurztraminer offers a delicious white wine option for Thanksgiving Day.
Sauvignon Blanc: This crisp white wine is known for its citrus-based flavors that can be surrounded by herb or mineral undertones, making it a prime pairing candidate for turkey and mashed potatoes.
Pinot Grigio: Capable of handling garlic and onions, herbs and rich, flavorful, high-fat dishes, this white wine is a natural for the demands of Thanksgiving Day.
Albarino and Viognier, while they may not boast the initial name recognition of say…Chardonnay, these white wine varietals, offer the perfect opportunity to shake up the Thanksgiving table and take your guests on a little wine adventure, while still maintaining perfect pairing power.
Enjoy your wine, a little turkey, a little wine, your mashed potaters, a little wine, your marshmallow yams, a little wine, you broccoli with cheese sauce, a little wine, you get the idea…
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!