Brian Carter Cellars

Brian Carter Cellars
November 7, 2018
Thanksgiving is Right Around the Corner

Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving
What will you be serving with your Thanksgiving dinner?

Question: Red or White? - A good and simple strategy for Thanksgiving wine is to offer a great bottle of each to allow your guests their choice. Plus, it's a good opportunity to introduce your guests to something new that they might not have tried before.

For a white wine, look for a wine with well-balanced acidity. The Oriana is the perfect choice for those prefer traditional white wines. With its seductive aromas and perfect balance, it’s popularity just keeps soaring. Oriana is a richly aromatic wine, resplendent with tangerine, apricot, ripe pear and apple with touches of honey and anise. Crisp acidity greets the palate while mouth-filling fruit flavors linger making this an excellent companion to any Thanksgiving table.

For reds, look for soft tannins that will yield to and blend with your dishes and will delight most red wine lovers without overpowering lighter turkey flavors. The ripeness of the 2013 Byzance with its complex nose of bright red cherries, tar, and white pepper. The wine explodes in your mouth with lots of bright fruit and finishes with a long slightly earthy mineral note. A great balance and a hint of tannin make this wine a great match for a wide range of foods, including your mother-in-law’s stuffing recipe.

Ending on a Sweet Note - Well, what pairs with traditional Thanksgiving desserts like Pumpkin or Pecan Pie? We suggest a glass of Opulento. Deep impenetrable garnet color, with aromas of raspberry, cherry, and chocolate with hints of almond and orange peel. On the palate, this wine has opulent flavors of chocolate and berry fruits with a perfectly balanced and satisfyingly sweet finish.   

Nov 7, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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