Best Wines with Turkey
Vote for your favourite holiday wine and turkey pairings from around the world in the Holiday World Wine Match!
December 3, 2013
11 am EST
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Why This Wine: The red berry overtones of this Merlot match turkey stuffed with a savoury dressing with mushroom and fresh cranberries. The wine is light with soft tannins, but has a lovely acidity for the cranberries and the mushrooms. Since turkey does not have much fat you do not need a heavy red wine.
Why This Wine: This Riesling gives you honey, baked apple, peach, and mineralality undertones, with a great balance of sweetness from the residual sugar. Turkey dinner is an indulgence, and this wine isn’t too heavy, but has the acidity to cut through all that richness with some sweetness to pair with the sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce!
Why This Wine: This is a wonderfully versatile white that pairs very well with poultry. Clean and fresh-tasting with a little bit of fruit and citrus, it's one of those go-to wines that you can serve to a large gathering and know that pretty much everyone will love it!
Why This Wine: This excellent, crowd-pleasing wine is sure to be a hit with your next dish. It's crisp quality and cherry characteristics pair it well with turkey and side dishes. You and yours should enjoy this popular well made wine this holiday season - I know I will.
Why This Wine: This lovely Beaujolais beauty comes from the slopes of Brouilly. Light-bodied, It delivers abundance of strawberries, raspberries and ripe cherries with well balanced acidity. My favourite holiday wine and a perfect pairing for the turkey and all the trimmings. Enjoy!
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