What You Should Be Drinking with These Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving is a time to eat, drink and be thankful (emphasis on the drink). Our team has created this guide to ensure your libations match up to the many flavors of your Turkey Day feast. Enjoy! 

Dinner Rolls

This is how we roll! If your Thanksgiving feast doesn’t start off with a few crispy, buttery dinner rolls, you’re missing out big time. 

We recommend pairing this classic side with a light, refreshing glass of bubbly. The Nicolas Feuillatte Exclusive Brut Champagne and the Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Brut Reserve are both bottles worthy of holiday celebrations.

Turkey

We’ll worry about the Christmas tree later… Right now, it’s all about the poul-tree! Your Thanksgiving feast wouldn’t be complete without turkey and wine, and things can get a little tricky when it comes to deciding on the perfect pairing for the tried-and-true combo. We’re here to help! 

If you’re in the mood for white, we recommend a Riesling like the Seehof Elektrisch Riesling Kabinett or the Trimbach Riesling. If red is more your style, we recommend a lighter-bodied, higher-acid wine like a Pinot Noir or Red Zinfandel that is full-bodied and fruity.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Life is sweet, and so is this duo. We recommend pairing your aunt’s famous sweet potato casserole with Heritage Distilling Brown Sugar Bourbon or Rittenhouse Rye

We love an excuse to pour a glass of whiskey!

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a tasty way to add some veggies to your plate, and we’re ready gobble up this power duo! 

We recommend pairing this crispy casserole with a refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc, like Tablelands or a Grüner Veltliner like Meinklang Burgenland.

Gravy

The gravy boat has arrived! We’ve got a few excellent pairing options for this Turkey Day delight. 

If you’re looking to get into the Thanksgiving spirits this year, a smoky Mezcal like Bañuelos or an Islay Scotch like Ardbeg are both great options. If beer is more your style, a dry, roasty Stout like the Guinness Extra Stout will certainly do the trick.

Cranberry Sauce

Some people love it, others don’t see the point, but cranberry sauce always finds a way to end up on the table. 

We recommend pairing its fruity flavors with a fruited sour like Odell’s Sippin’ Pretty. Another complimentary option would be a prosecco like Anno Domini or Cavit Lunetta. No matter which option you choose, they’ll both have you saying, “Yes we cran!”

Mashed Potatoes

It just doesn’t get any butter than this! We’re counting down the days until we get to dive into this universally-loved Thanksgiving dish. 

The perfect counterpart for this creamy, buttery goodness would be a glass of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Champagne. If you’re interested in doubling down on the potato, we recommend a potato vodka like Woody Creek or Monopolowa.

Stuffing

Think Thanksgiving dinner is over? You ain’t seen stuffin’ yet. We recommend pairing your mother’s famous stuffing with Suigei Tokubetsu Junmai Drunken Whale Sake

Although this might seem like an unlikely duo, our team is confident that this pairing will leave you feeling pleasantly surprised.

Pumpkin Pie

If you’re like us, you leave room for plenty of pumpkin pie. For an added bonus of sweetness, try this alongside a glass of Moscato or Coole Swan on the rocks. We recommend Saracco or Mia Dolcea for the Moscato.

Pecan Pie

No matter how you pronounce the word ‘pecan’, this quintessential Thanksgiving dessert is always a sweet and nutty treat. It needs a counterpart that can keep up with its richness, and that’s where Bourbon comes in. 

We have no shortage of excellent options — Larceny Bourbon and Michter’s Bourbon both provide a flavor worthy of giving thanks.

Remember: Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings, not your calories. Needless to say, we’re excited to break out the booze and indulge on these pairings one course at a time!

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