Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, so there’s no better time than now to start planning your upcoming feast. While you may be more focused on prepping the food menu, make sure you don’t forget about the wine! Thankfully, with a traditional spread of appetizers, savory meats, mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pickled this and peppered that, all the way to pumpkin or pecan pie, there are dozens of wine pairing possibilities. Make the most of your Thanksgiving dinner with a few easy and classic wine selections sure to please any palate.
Founded by world-class sommelier Joseph Carr, Josh Cellars wine was created and named in honor of his Dad. With 6 varietals in the portfolio, Josh Cellars wines are bold yet approachable, affordable and perfect for your Thanksgiving celebration.
For those who prefer white wine, offering a crisp Chardonnay with ripe fruit flavors is always a good idea. Josh Cellars Chardonnay is balanced with hints of citrus and subtle oak that can stand up to rich foods like corn pudding and green bean casserole. It also pairs particularly well with stuffing, especially if it’s made with apples.
Fruit forward and food-friendly, Pinot Noir is a classic favorite and common fixture at the Thanksgiving table. Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is bursting with flavors of cherry, strawberry and a hint of chocolate. Balanced with bright acidity, this medium bodied wine won’t overpower the delicate flavors of turkey or holiday ham.
Last but not least, try serving a more robust wine to round out your meal. Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with dark fruits and flavors of cinnamon, clove and toasted oak. It has firm tannins and a long finish that complement a flavorful holiday roast or rich chocolate dessert.
While there may be many competing flavors on the Thanksgiving table, selecting a versatile wine doesn’t have to be a challenge fit only for a sommelier. You can worry less and enjoy more this Thanksgiving by selecting affordable, quality wine like those from Josh Cellars. Cheers!