Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Some Thanksgiving Wine Advice from a Newbie

Most people agree that Thanksgiving, with all of it's contrasting flavors, is an incredibly difficult holiday when it comes to pairing wines with the meal. For this reason, every expert seems to have his or her own idea regarding the perfect Thanksgiving wine. Between blogs, magazine articles, and newspaper articles, I think I have seen almost every varietal out there nominated as a "great Thanksgiving wine."

Due to all of the contradicting opinions on Thanksgiving pairings, I have come to the conclusion that there is no perfect wine for Thanksgiving. As with any holiday that brings family and friends together, pick any wine that you love, and I promise it will be a perfect pairing. Whether it's a wine that recalls great memories, a wine you have been waiting forever to try, or just a simple tried and true that you like, you will have chosen a great Thanksgiving wine. There is no need to stress about whether a particular wine might clash with the sweet potatoes. All you have to do is open a few wines you love while eating a feast with with friends and family, and I can guarantee you that you will have the perfect Thanksgiving wine. Pairing advice does not get any simpler than that.

I will be traveling to Boston for the holiday, and I am not sure if I will have a chance to update the blog until Saturday, so I am wishing everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all choose perfect Thanksgiving wines!


mjhughes76 said...

I love the way you put it very simply. Yes, the wine is important, but I agree that the comfort of family & friends is more important. Thats why we just did brunch (banana bread french toast, frittata, etc) instead of the traditional turkey. Have fun in Boston.

Eddie H. said...

Thanks for your comment and the Thanksgiving wishes, mjhughes! Your brunch sounds delicious. Thanksgiving is so full of "traditions," but sometimes we forget that the most important (and only real) tradition is using Thanksgiving to spend time with loved ones and give thanks for everything we have. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!