For the perfect Thanksgiving experience, the experts tell us we should play close attention to the food and wine pairings on this special day. During our Winesday segment on Wednesday, Tom Geniesse, owner of Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit in New York City, shared some wonderful inspirations!!!
He started with a Georges Gardet Pol Gardere Brut NV that values at about $29.00 per bottle. This toasty wine hints at apples and is a wonderful starter Champagne for your Thanksgiving celebration. This selection also pairs well with crisp spring rolls, lightly fried dumplings, smoked salmon, and caper bruschetta.
In terms of white wine, Tom recommended Weingut Ernst Clüsserath Riesling Trittenheimer Altärchen Spätlese 2008 that costs about $20.00. This riesling, which boasts hints of honey, apple, and lemon, is a great option to serve throughout your entire meal.
For the reds, he recommended Montinore Estate Pinot Noir 2009 that costs about $21.00. This wine will bring notes of black cherries and some minerality from the Willamette Valley to your Thanksgiving table. Tom says this wine is perfect for the ever-classic Green Bean Casserole!
Finally, Tom recommends we serve the ultimate dessert wine that has a little fizz and goes extremely well with chocolate. His selection is Ca' dei Mandorli Brachetto d'Acqui Donne dei Boschi 2009 that costs about $21.00. This selection also goes quite well with berry flavored desserts.
Check out Bottlerocket's Thanksgiving Guide to Food and Wine.
Hope you enjoy these Winesday selections for your holiday table!