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BF 101: Thanksgiving Pairings

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Wine is a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving feast! Whether you prefer white or red, knowing what wines to pair with each course can take your meal to the next level. High-quality glassware also makes a difference, and we’re proud to offer a stunning selection of Riedel wine glasses. If vino isn’t your favorite, there are also plenty of alcohol-free alternatives to explore. So, give thanks and raise a glass! These perfect pairings deserve a spot at the table. 

Rombauer Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a great white wine for pairing with all kinds of poultry, including turkey. Beautiful aromas of peach, citrus, and pie crust are found on the nose. The palate is a nice combination of creamy with balanced acidity, and the long finish has subtle hints of vanilla. In addition to turkey, this wine pairs wonderfully with mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. 

Meiomi Pinot Noir

Bright and fruit-forward, Meiomi Pinot Noir is medium-bodied red that won’t overpower turkey or ham. In addition to strawberry and jammy fruits, you’ll find hints of vanilla and toasty oak on the nose. When it comes to the palate, expect a balanced blend of blackberry, dark cherry, and a dash of mocha. Though the flavor profile boasts complexity, the palate is soft and smooth.

Flowers Pinot Noir

Hailing from the Sonoma Coast, Flowers Pinot Noir pairs well with grilled meats ranging from ham to lamb. The balanced palate has a nice acidity that complements the flavors of tart cherry and red currants. This Pinot Noir also has a rich mouthfeel that ends with hints of clove and spice. Drink a glass with your main meal or enjoy it alongside a chocolate dessert or pie.

Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon

Prefer something more bold and full-bodied? Duckhorn Vineyards has been creating Cabernet Sauvignon since 1978, making this a must-have on your wine list. This wine is both rich and complex, making it a great match for main dishes like prime rib or filet mignon. You’ll find flavors of boysenberry and black tea alongside a balanced acidity, resulting in an elegant finish that makes this a consistent favorite for fans of Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

The deep purple color of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau matches the beautiful aromas and flavors. Expect blackberries and cherries on the nose and palate, along with a finish that is surprisingly bright and fresh. In order to get the most out of this unique wine, serve it slightly chilled alongside cheesy appetizers or roasted turkey. 

Pizzolato Organic Prosecco

Celebrate the season of giving with Pizzolato Organic Prosecco! This beautiful and bubbly sparkling wine can be enjoyed with a brie and puff pastry appetizer at the start of the feast. The palate is crisp and bright, while aromas of citrus and stone fruit entice the nose. If you prefer to end the evening with bubbles, consider pairing this with pumpkin pie or peach cobbler.


Val de France Cider

Celebrate with Val de France sparkling cider! This organic French sipper is fresh and crisp, and though apple is the most popular choice, it is also available in flavors like pomegranate, peach, and pear. This sparkling cider is also more dry than it is sweet. 

Martinelli's Cider

A nostalgic favorite, Martinelli's Cider is a bubbly alternative to Champagne. The texture and bright apple flavor make it easy to sip alongside seasonal favorites like turkey and cranberry sauce, herby stuffing, and rosemary-roasted carrots. 

Social Tonics

Social tonics are all the buzz…literally! These unique libations use adaptogens, nootropics, and botanicals to give you a buzz without the booze. From Ghia to De Soi, these alcohol-free apéritifs and tonics should always be on hand during the holidays. 

Feeling inspired? Tag us @bristolfarms – we can’t wait to see your creations.

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