Best Wines with Turkey
Wine lovers from coast to coast voted for these three holiday wines to pair with turkey. From the 56 wines nominated, these five wines became finalists, and then, triumphed as top 3 wines. Try one with these turkey recipes!
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!