Simple Wine Pairings For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and we can’t wait to kick back and enjoy some great food and wine. Are you hosting, or visiting friends and family this year? Do you want to pick up a good bottle of wine or two to go with hors d’oeuvres, the main course, dessert, or to simply make a toast? The free Hello Vino app has got you covered.

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So, Turkey day. Let’s talk about some favorite foods and wine pairings for Thanksgiving.

Hors d’oeuvres

Stuffed Mushrooms are quite delicious with a ripe, crisp California Chardonnay. The fruit flavors such as apple, pear, and citrus create some nice flavor when munching on some stuffed mushrooms. In addition, you can start you’re wine sipping on the lighter side with a white wine.

Main Course

Turkey with gravy calls for fruitier reds that are not too dry, like a nice Pinot Noir. The red berry, cherry, and truffle flavors will burst out when biting into some juicy turkey.

Honey Baked Ham is delicious with a fruity Pinot Grigio. The apple-honey aromas, mixed with the lemon and ripe pear flavors is a no brainer.


Pumpkin Pie is interesting, and deserves wines you may not normally purchase. Pouilly-Fussie is a dry white wine with a bit of a flinty taste, and nutty aroma. Vin Santo is another good pick which is an amber wine with toffee, tangy flavors and offers hints of nuts as well.

Apple Pie will be in the majority of households I’m sure, and this is fantastic with a sweet Riesling. You can go a bit more dessert here too…grab Sauternes, a sweet, creamy wine with honey, fruit, and vanilla.

For a Toast

A simple toast is always nice, and this calls for bubbles! Grab some Champagne or some Prosecco, which is a lightly sweet, sparkling wine with pear and lemon flavors that should go over well in a room full of people.

Do you have favorite wines, foods, or traditions on Thanksgiving. If so, we’d love to hear them!


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