Be everyone's hero this Thanksgiving and bring the wine. If you’re like us, French = fancy to your adoring friends and family, and the French are the top dogs of the wine world. So, we’d like to share our top choices for French wines that pair well with Thanksgiving dishes. Note that the last two are pictured above in magnum size. Nothing says “I’m thankful” like a magnum, which is really two bottles of wine in one! Choose this option if you really want to impress people and keep the good cheer going a bit longer.
Sancerre - It's a crisp, aromatic white wine from the heart of France made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy Sancerre would be an excellent wine for your Thanksgiving appetizer course
Gigondas - This one is a mouthful- Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane! We chose this rich, red wine for its spiciness and deep ruby color, as well as its herb, pepper, and cherry notes.
Beaujolais - Considered the 'go to' wines for the holidays, they are fruit-forward, light-medium bodied, and won't overpower lighter meats like turkey (or Tofurky). Pierre Chermette Beaujolais is biodynamic, and features intense and juicy raspberry notes. (tip- serve just slightly chilled for the best taste!)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape - It's a full bodied red blend with strong tannins and rustic flavors, and the Cuvée Impériale is a high quality, robust wine that goes well with dark, fatty meats or even salmon.
Champagne- Every celebration needs champagne! We chose Maillart Brut Platine for its golden color and its notes of fruit and toasted nuts, making it perfect for a Thanksgiving toast!