Wine Will Keep Well; Buy It Early — Thanksgiving Tip of the Day
Should you drink red or white with turkey? Don't fret if you're new to wine, there's no wrong answer, but we've got some picks to get you started.
Be the wine hero of Thanksgiving by bringing the perfect bottle — use our tips and wine pairing ideas.
Every year, we get questions on how to pair wine with Thanksgiving dinner; it’s a nice dinner you’ve gone to great lengths to prepare, and you want to drink something nice with it. This is both a hard question to answer and an easy one, because turkey itself is a blank canvas — you can pair it with pretty much every wine in the world and it’ll work pretty well — so it’s never so much about the turkey as it is about the seasonings and sides. The problem here is actually that there’s too much choice.
Thanksgiving can bring out the worry. Happily, there's one area that doesn't require excessive concern, and that's wine presentation. Here are my stress-relieving tips:
Hear from Alex Guarnaschelli about how to utilize wine during and after your Thanksgiving feast.
One might assume different shadings of bird would pose a pairing problem, especially once you factor in the cranberry-yammy-beany caravan that trundles across the table. Not so: There are several wines that bridge the Turkey Day food gap.
When you give wine as a gift this year, make it extra special by wrapping in a simple, festive way.
As tempting as it is for me to serve a fine Burgundy at Thanksgiving, I've learned that most guests do not crave the fussy or the obscure. Wine at Thanksgiving should be like a Steve Martin flick: likable, uncomplicated and inexpensive.
For crisper skin, unwrap the turkey the day before roasting and leave it uncovered in the refrigerator overnight.
Sangria, a mixture of wine, fruit, sweetener and sometimes liquor, is capable of bringing such happiness that science should consider classifying it as an antidepressant. Here are some guidelines to make sangria as uplifting as it can be.
The aromatherapy of summer is the sweet perfume of a fired-up grill, accompanied by wine that complements whatever happens to be sizzling and smoking above the coals.