Wine Will Keep Well; Buy It Early — Thanksgiving Tip of the Day
Be the wine hero of Thanksgiving by bringing the perfect bottle — use our tips and wine pairing ideas.
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:
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.
Giada pairs her Thanksgiving menu with fantastic wines.
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.
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.
If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving and have been asked to bring a dish, keep food safety in mind. Check out these options from Food Network.
When glazing your vegetables, add a touch of butter and sugar with a pinch of salt. Learn more here.