Thanksgiving is a great holiday that is celebrated all over the United States with family and friends. Being thankful and appreciative of who and what is around them. This national holiday mainly involves a lot of food and of course wine. We adore wine, it is a great alcohol beverage to drink during Thanksgiving. Mainly because it tastes good. It is a great beverage to have, when you socialize with family and friends. It can also pair amazing with the food that is commonly served during Thanksgiving.
The big question is: what wine pairs with what food?
There are so many different dishes served during Thanksgiving. That makes it hard to choose which dish to pair your wine with. Turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, creamed onions, corn bread, all sorts of pies and so many more amazing dishes are just a few examples to choose from.
Answer: Why limit yourself to only one. Here is a list of wines from the wineries at the Rocky Top Wine Trail that will pair very well with a variety of Thanksgiving dishes.
Apple Barn Winery: Apple Cranberry Wine ($18.49) – a semi- sweet, tart, seasonal wine
Eagles Springs Winery: Shaconage (Coming Soon, Nov. 15) – a dry red blend of Petite Sirah and Malbec
Hillside Winery: Hillside Pink (23.49) – a delightful bubbly cranberry wine
Sugarland Cellars Winery: Hellbender ($21) – a blend of Cabernet and Red Zinfandel that leaves smoky notes on your palate
Mountain Valley Winery: Chardonnay ($16.99) – a nice oaky dinner wine
The Old Mill Winery: Farmhouse Cider ($20/ growler) – a traditional English style cider, with a slight bitter taste
Don’t forget, if you’re traveling we can deliver the wines to you anywhere in the U.S except Hawaii and Alaska!
Cook with Some, Drink the Rest
Wine not only pairs with the food, but it also adds a great taste to your food. White wine goes really well in a turkey brine. In your next turkey brine add 2 cups of Apple Desert wine from Apple barn Winery. To add moisture to your turkey try adding hard cider to your brine. The Old Mill Winery sells a hard cider called, The Farm House Cider, which adds great texture and taste to your turkey.
Another nice recipe to add wine into is Cranberry Sauce. We found a very simple recipe from Foodandwine.com that was very easy to make. Here is what you need:
- 1/2 cup Apple Cranberry Wine (Apple Barn Winery)
- Three 1-by-3-inch strips of orange zest, cut into thin matchsticks
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 12 ounces fresh cranberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
In a medium saucepan, combine the Apple Cranberry Wine from Apple Barn Winery, with the orange zest and orange juice and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and sugar and simmer over moderately low heat until the sauce is jam-like, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy, Cheers! 😀
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