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The Best Wines for Thanksgiving

thanksgiving wine

Hattiesburg, MS

The Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, and planning for the holiday meal includes beverages that compliment the flavors and season. Selecting the best wine can be overwhelming with the availability of several textures, aromas, flavors, and taste varieties. Additionally, you need to consider if you would like one wine to last from dinner to dessert or multiple selections to address palate preferences among guests. No matter how you choose to refresh your guests, Lincoln Road Package Store shares tried-and-true wine pairings with you on the blog today to help you begin your selection process. Then, when it’s time to pick up your Thanksgiving wine selection, feel free to visit our location at 2800 Lincoln Road, Suite A, in Hattiesburg, MS.

The Most Versatile Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving menus donning a turkey, green bean casserole, yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert can be challenging to find the perfect wine pairing without guidance. However, champagne or sparkling wine is both a one-type-fits-the-event wine selection. Champagne comes in a wide variety of flavors but is an outstanding selection for any special occasion. Sparkling wine adds a crisp effervescence with a healthy acidic dose that brings a festive vibe to the dinner table. Whether you choose champagne or sparkling wine, feel free to visit our Hattiesburg wine store to browse available selections that are perfect for the holiday season.

Thanksgiving White Wine

  • Riesling – Whether dry or fairly sweet, Riesling pairs excellently with turkey, sweet potatoes, and herb-infused dressing. The clarifying acidic levels with apple, honey, and apricot flavors make it the perfect match for salty, sweet, or spicy dishes.
  • Sauvignon Blanc – The citrus-based flavors of Sauvignon Blanc surrounded by mineral undertones and herbs make it a notable pairing with turkey and mashed potatoes.
  • Pinot Grigio – A natural selection for the Thanksgiving table is a white Pinot Grigio. High-fat holiday dishes packed with flavor and seasoned with onions, garlic, and herbs are prime candidates for a Pinot Grigio pairing.

Thanksgiving Red Wine

  • Pinot Noir – A traditional favorite for Thanksgiving, Pinot Noir brings subtle earthy tones and mushroom-inspired flavors that complement the wine’s fruit features. The traditional turkey and stuffing flavors become elevated with a glass of Pinot Noir.
  • Zinfandel – A hearty wine capable of accommodating bitter, sweet, and spice flavor profiles is Zinfandel. With a balancing effect of several traditional Thanksgiving dishes, the full-bodied red is an intense choice compared to Pinot Noir.
  • Syrah – Increasing the flavor complexity of your Thanksgiving feast with a meaty character and spicy edge is the product of the Syrah or shiraz grape. Both white and dark turkey meat pair well with herb-filled stuffing because of peppery notes that complement the Thanksgiving cornucopia.

Thanksgiving Dessert Wine

Pairing wine with dessert can seem complicated. However, fortified or late-harvest wines provide the best complements in flavor. Both wine types provide the viscosity and sweetness to support pumpkin pie’s robust spices and pecan pie’s caramelized flavors. Additionally, port or sherry are also excellent dessert wine choices that go beyond pairing only with pecan or pumpkin pie.

Whether you choose to celebrate with a few close friends or your entire extended family, you can provide tasty wine selections that don’t empty your bank account. With multiple wineries and price points, our friendly Lincoln Road Package Store staff can help you stay within your budget while preparing for your festive gathering. Feel free to visit our wine store near you in Hattiesburg for your wine purchases this Thanksgiving. If you have questions about our wine selection, please call us at (601) 268-3677 or email jamiefarris@gmail.com, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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