Yesterday, Leanne and I chatted about great wine with Thanksgiving trukey on CTV.
We started with “basic” roast turkey, but went way beyond with citrus and Cajun turkey, and even that oddity turducken.
Click on the arrow above to play the video.
You can also watch our second chat about pairing wine with turkey left-overs from turkey tetrazzini to (oh yes) turkey pizza!
(1) Roast Turkey
Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Superiore Prosecco
Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy
Wits End Luna Shiraz 2014 Wine Review
Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
(2) Citrus Turkey
Turkey with citrus garnish of lemons, limes, or stuffed with oranges or orange rinds.
Geil Bechtheimer Rosengarten Riesling Kabinett 2014
Prädikatswein, Rheinhessen, Germany
River Road Cabernet Rosé 2015
Niagara River, Ontario VQA, Canada
(3) Sage Turkey
Turkey with sage stuffing or herbal seasoning needs a wine with an herbal quality.
Cloudy Bay Vineyards Ltd Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Marlborough, New Zealand
Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2010
Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada
(4) Spicy Turkey
Turkey with Cajun seasoning or other spices marries well with a spicy gewurztraminer or zinfandel.
Pierre Sparr Réserve Gewurztraminer 2014
Alsace A.C., France
Frei Brothers Winery Reserve Zinfandel 2014
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
(5) Sausage Stuffing
Turkey with a chestnut or sausage stuffing needs a wine with a smoky character like shiraz or chianti.
Fairview Shiraz 2014
Paarl, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa
Marchesi de Frescobaldi Tenuta Di Castiglioni 2013
Tuscany I.G.T., Italy
Borsao Garnacha 2014
19 Crimes 2014
That strange dish of tukey stuffed with duck lends itself well to gamey wines like pinot noir and malbec.
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir 2013
Napa Valley, California, United States
Trapiche Pure Malbec 2015