Thanksgiving Wine Pairings


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Our tip to a smooth sailing Thanksgiving? Bring wine – and don’t forget to feed it to the cook!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner – tomorrow? Already? Some of you have probably already started prepping food for tomorrow so that everything runs smoothly in the kitchen.

It’s easy to start feeling intimidated when trying to determine what wine you’re going to bring to the table. ‪Pinot‬? ‪Merlot‬? ‪Cabernet‬ sauvignon?

As if we needed our heads to be filled with more this time of the year. Check out this awesome ‪wine pairing‬ and ‪beer pairing‬ guide from Vinepair! It’s going to save you a ton of headache when trying to determine what to bring on‪ Thanksgiving‬ Day.

Our all around favorite? An amazing Pinot paired perfectly with those gooey, sweet potatoes. Seriously, marshmallow and earthy goodness followed by a smooth, sensual red – it’s like dessert, before dessert.

For some awesome ways to pair your Pinot with ‪foodie‬ recipes to bring along or make for the holidays, check out this ‪throwback‬ from July!

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Kelly’s Picks & Pairings: 

2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Artist Series – A well balanced red with a long, delightful finish. Perfect for pairing with Turkey, Duck or Cornish Game Hen. 

Schramsberg 2011 Cremant – Exquisite fruit forward and creamy finish but not too sweet. This + just baked pumpkin pie + fresh whipped cream = perfection on the palette!  Women On Wine Tv's Homemade Pumpkin Pie


Debra’s Picks & Pairings: 

2014 Corallina Napa Valley Syrah Rosé – Let this one breathe and experience a hint of peppery spices along with the sexy scent of berries and vanilla. This wine can last through the whole Thanksgiving meal, but is particularly amazing with a bite of cranberries.

OZV Old Vine Zinfandel  Sweet and jammy. Red berries, milk chocolate and…coffee? Pair this little number with some cornbread topped with butter and honey.

What is your favorite wine to bring to the table on Thanksgiving? Share it with us in the comments below or on social using #WomenOnWine!


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Her Purpose: To fire people up and into their greatness…

Debra's daily mission: "To ignite passion, infuse purpose, and inspire progress by connecting, engaging, elevating and empowering amazing relationships and brilliant ideas."

A dynamic, professional educator, speaker, and Chief of Sass and Moxie of d11, Debra Trappen fires up leaders, sales professionals, and growth-minded organizations. She inspires individuals to define and design a personal brand that helps them build a life and business that fires them UP. Debra also enjoys working with executive teams to guide them through the process to build a MAGNETIC company culture through conscious, values-based leadership!

Prior to launching d11, she was the Chief Experience Officer for Coldwell Banker in Washington and Oregon where she led the programs focused on recruiting, training, and motivating 1,100+ real estate agents (aka solopreneurs) as well as the social media education and strategy for the organization.

Debra's background includes executive recruiting, sales management and various entrepreneurial ventures along the way.

Debra is also a co-founder of an online show - WomenOnWine.TV - an entertaining show celebrating wine and life. Each episode is filled with juicy lifestyle and business chats with fabulous tastemakers from all walks of life. This passion project definitely fills her soultank!

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