Gratitude, noun, the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

We try to live out every single day with gratitude, but there’s no denying that this time of year presents extra opportunities to reflect on what we’re grateful for. This month, we are extra thankful for our Latah Creek family! We want to take a moment to show our appreciation for your outpouring of love and support of Latah Creek–we wouldn’t be where we are today without each and every one of YOU, so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of our family!

With that said, it’s time to start thinking about the day we all give thanks! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while we gear up to share what we’re most thankful for, we’re also getting ready to prepare the best meal of the year! If you’re looking to make the best meal even better, here are the wines that will pair well with your turkey dinner on November 24th.

Zinfandel

A Zinfandel option will enhance all your favorite Thanksgiving flavors like cinnamon, allspice, and clove, and will also add some smokiness to your taste profile. It will pair best with dark turkey meat since it’s a bolder, more rich wine option.

Pinot Noir

A nice Pinot may well just be the #1 pick for Thanksgiving by all fine wine lovers! It works well with both white and dark turkey meat, and also pairs perfectly with creamier dishes like mashed potatoes or casserole. It’s also a great accent to any cranberry dish!

Beaujolais

With its juicy fruit flavors and earthy finish, Beaujolais is a perfect pairing for all Thanksgiving meals! It goes great with salads, wild rice, squash, and cranberries, and is a perfect match for white turkey meat. This is your best bet if you have a sweeter dinner planned (i.e. if you’re including yams with a marshmallow finish).

Rhône Blend

If you’ve been planning ahead (aka aging a bottle 4-10 years), a Rhône Blend is a perfect option for you. The boldness of the Mourvèdre and Syrah ingredients pairs well with a smoked turkey, and the fig and dried berry notes go perfectly with stuffing or roasted squash.

Sauvignon Blanc

If you’re going for a healthy, green-filled Thanksgiving dinner, this is your pick! A nice Sauv Blanc will pair exceptionally well with brussels sprouts, asparagus, or green beans, and it will also be a palate cleanser to your meat and gravy.

Whichever wine graces your Thanksgiving dinner, we hope your day will be filled with gratitude and appreciation, with friends and family surrounding your table!

Cheers,

Natalie