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The Best Thanksgiving Food and Wine Pairings from AVA Grace, Wine bottles on a thanksgiving table

The Best Thanksgiving Food and Wine Pairings

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It’s that time of year again to reflect on the things you’re most thankful for in your life. Soon our homes will be filled with our loved ones, and the smells of delicious foods will be wafting from our kitchens. After you’ve perfectly decorated your table and finalized the menu, this tricky question will arise: which wine should we pair with Thanksgiving dinner? Well, we would like to choose all of them! So, this year we’re pairing each of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes with their ideal wine companion.

Women cheersing with AVA Grace at a Thanksgiving meal

Sauvignon Blanc + Smoked Salmon

Start off your Thanksgiving celebration with some smoked salmon appetizers and a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The citrus flavors are delightful on the nose, while its rich body leads to a refined finish on the palate, pairing perfectly with the start of your evening.

Rosé + Brussel Sprouts

The robust flavors of this roasted vegetable pair nicely with a fresh, crisp, dry style, Rosé. Its balanced acidity helps showcase the delicious flavors of this dish. Choose a Rosé with a silky, medium bodied mouthfeel, preferably rounded out with a delicately dry finish.

AVA Grace Rose on a Thanksgiving table

Chardonnay + Mashed Potatoes

Our Chardonnay’s balanced acidity and bright fruit flavors make it a perfect pairing for rich buttery foods, like mashed potatoes. Everybody loves mashed potatoes and Chardonnay is a crowd pleasing favorite, so it makes sense that these two would be a match made in heaven.

Merlot + Green Bean Casserole

Merlot’s earthier characteristics pair splendidly with green bean casserole. The crispness of the beans mixed with the creaminess of the mushrooms and onions, meld perfectly with this wine. It’s bursting aromas of deep red fruit are silky on the palate, and full of layers.

Someone pouring AVA Grace wine on a Thanksgiving Table

Red Blend + Stuffing

Stuffing might just be the best part of any Thanksgiving meal, so getting the wine right is imperative. The fruit features of a Red Blend pair beautifully with the traditional fall flavors of stuffing. With hints of spice and notes of dark cherries, this wine leaves a memorable lingering finish.

Pinot Grigio + Turkey

This one may surprise you. Pinot Grigio is a zesty and bright wine that pairs perfectly with your traditional Thanksgiving turkey. It’s crisp medium-bodied mouthfeel is rounded out with flavors of honeysuckle and lime that envelop the palate.

AVA Grace Chardonnay on a Thanksgiving Table ready to be paired with a delicious meal

Share your favorite Thanksgiving food and wine pairing with us, @avagracevineyards or #AVAGraceVineyards!

April 27, 2020
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