And what about a dessert wine with that pumpkin pie? Well, I've got a few goodies that will pair especially well with this traditional dessert.
In the interest of impartiality, I will take on the formidable task of working my way through a plethora of white, red and sparkling wines this Thanksgiving. I will then repair to the couch where, full of tryptophan and the fruit of the vine, I will snooze my way through a bevy of football games. Ah, the good life.
So here are some vinous ideas for you to consider for your Thanksgiving dinner.
For the holiday aperitif: Domaine Chandon Blanc de Noirs, Domaine Carneros Brut, Iron Horse Russian Cuvee or Zardetto Prosecco would tickle and tingle your palate and get you primed for the meal to come.
White wines: St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc, Trimbach Riesling, Merryville Chardonnay, Louis Jadot Chablis, Banfi Centine Bianco, Pierre Sparr Gewürztraminer, Talley Vineyards Chardonnay, Tolloy Pinot Grigio.
Red wines: Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon, Luigi Righetti Amarone, Martin Codax Tempranillo, Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel, Davis Bynum Russian River Sonoma County Pinot Noir, Domaine Serene Evanstad Reserve Pinot Noir, Georges Duboeuf Morgon Beaujolais.
Desert wines: Michele Chiarlo Moscato, Navarro Late Harvest Riesling, J. Vidal-Fleury Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise.
For more on the art and craft of wine, visit John Brown's Vines & Vittles blog at thegazz.com.