Thanksgiving is a great time to focus on the most important things in life: peace, health, love and happiness. Here’s wishing you a Thanksgiving that is filled with all of these wonderful things – plus some great wine and great food.
Two Thanksgiving Wine Serving Tips
Tip #1: Don’t overplan. If you are lucky enough to get to serve the Thanksgiving meal this year, don’t fret about picking the perfect wine for each course. Many people only like a couple of wines. So forcing them to drink the wine you think is best for a specific dish will not be very meaningful for them, and could even add some unnecessary stress. Instead, put out a variety of wines and let people choose whichever wine(s) they want. That way, your sweet-wine-only relative will be able to enjoy a sweet wine, regardless of the food they are eating, and your big-bad-red friend will enjoy a big bad red, regardless of the specific dish.
Tip #2: Include Sparkling. I highly recommend including Sparkling Wine in your lineup, because this wine is a great palate cleanser. When you’re eating a giant meal, a heavy wine can really weigh you down. In contrast, a Sparkling Wine cleanses your palate with each sip, making you that much more ready to enjoy your next bite of food.
Cheers to a healthy, happy, peaceful, delicious Thanksgiving!
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Betty Kaufman, WineShop At Home