A case for Thanksgiving wine

By on November 17, 2013
Thanksgiving wine is not hard to select.

Thanksgiving dinner wine pairings are nothing to stress over. Just open a bunch of different bottles and let your guests go at it. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit)

Don’t stress about which wines to pair with your Thanksgiving feast.

The fact is it is difficult to find wines to match with every part of the meal because there are so many flavors going on between the turkey, spuds, stuffing, sweet potatoes, creamed onions, cranberry sauce and green bean casserole.

So avoid the issue by opening several bottles of wine and letting your guests choose what they want to drink. The focus of the Thanksgiving meal is not on the wines anyways.

Following are 12 examples of Thanksgiving wines we think would work well on your table.

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .


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