Happy Gobble Gobble!

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I know that I'll be thankful for that wonderful bottle of wine, of which I have yet to choose! Whether you're having a quiet thanksgiving at home, celebrating with friends or looking for some magic elixir to make family time a happy time, there certainly is a wine for the occasion. I have to admit that I'm not a foodie. I mean, I love to eat and I love great food but I often prefer to focus more on the wine than the actual pairing of it with food. I bet a few of you just gasped at that! Hopefully not. :)

Really, any wine that you enjoy would probably be a good choice. Here are some typical varieties that are often suggested for a turkey dinner...then lunch...lunch again....sick of turkey yet? You will be!
Sparkling wine from Burgundy
Made from Pinot Noir and Gamay

Elk Cove Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir : Always a classic pairing with turkey. Try something from Oregon or Burgundy.

Sparkling Wine: Better yet, have a sparkling Rose!

BeaujolaisMade from the Gamay grape. Try a "Cru" wine (eg. Brouilly, Morgon) and serve slightly chilled. Ontario also has some fabulous Gamay.

Beaujolais Wine $18.95

A lovely Syrah
E. Guigal
Crozes Hermitage

Have a blended white!
Henry of Pelham
Family Tree White
Syrah: Try a Syrah from the Northern Rhone region of France.

Riesling: Great with food. Try an Ontario Riesling! If you want a slightly off-dry style (but not too sweet, save that for dessert), then try a German "Kabinett" Riesling.

Tawse Sketches of Niagara
Chardonnay $19.95
Gewurtztraminer: The spiciness of this grape variety should go nicely with gravy. Mmm...gravy.

If you want some other whites, try an Albarino, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or a Viognier. Why not try a Rose wine? There is so much that you can do to pair your wine with the holiday bird. Whichever wine you decide on, just make sure to enjoy it with great company. Happy Thanksgiving!