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!

Try some divine wine from  Cornerstone Cellars’ for happy faces and palettes all around the table.

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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!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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