Food is the star of Thanksgiving, but many traditions beyond the feast make this holiday extra-special. From the early morning Turkey Trot to post-dinner crashing on the couch, we’ve got you covered with the perfect wines to pair with all of your Turkey Day rituals.
For Your Nostalgic TV of Choice
If your Turkey Day always starts with the Macy’s Day parade or a feel-good Charlie Brown special, look to Ramón Bilbao Rioja Crianza to warm the heart either way. With fruity, juicy flavors and spice notes from oak aging, this Spanish red is ideal for casual couch sipping or pre-meal snacking.
For Your Post-Turkey Trot Recovery
Waking up early for a 5k run on this foodie holiday should certainly be rewarded with a drink. This year, allow the fruit, spice and mineral notes of Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon to warm you up while also whetting your appetite for all the goodness to come.
For Reconnecting with Loved Ones
It’s a great feeling to gather over a meal, especially when it’s the first time in a long time. To celebrate safely being together again, pop a bottle of fresh and lively Crémant d’Alsace. These French sparklers are high-quality and budget-
For the Turkey Day Games
Whether you’re sipping from the sidelines or joining in for a game, football in the backyard is a must (even if it is a little nippy). Carry on this American pastime with a California red from Paso Robles and embrace your youth with the AVAs vibrant, new-world wines. Two wines from Paso Robles that we highly recommend are the Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and the Epoch Estate Red Blend.
For the Love of Leftovers
Some would say Thanksgiving leftovers are the best part—and whether you’re braving a second plate at the table or enjoying for days to follow, Côtes du Rhône is there to pair. These crowd-pleasing reds have bright fruit and herbal notes to match your midday turkey and cranberry sauce craving and emphasize the thyme and rosemary in (deliciously) re-heated stuffing. Paul Autard and Xavier Vignon are the ideal crowd-pleasers this holiday season.