Yesterday, Leanne and I chatted about great wine with Thanksgiving turkey 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!
Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy
Wits End Luna Shiraz
Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Turkey with citrus garnish of lemons, limes, or stuffed with oranges or orange rinds.
Geil Bechtheimer Rosengarten Riesling Kabinett
Prädikatswein, Rheinhessen, Germany
River Road Cabernet Rosé
Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Turkey with sage stuffing or herbal seasoning needs a wine with an herbal quality.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot
Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Turkey with Cajun seasoning or other spices marries well with a spicy gewurztraminer or zinfandel.
Pierre Sparr Réserve Gewurztraminer
Alsace A.C., France
Frei Brothers Winery Reserve Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
Turkey with a chestnut or sausage stuffing needs a wine with a smoky character like shiraz or chianti.
Paarl, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa
Marchesi de Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni
Tuscany I.G.T., Italy
19 Crimes Shiraz Durif
That strange dish of tukey stuffed with duck lends itself well to gamey wines like pinot noir and malbec.
Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir
Napa Valley, California, United States
Trapiche Pure Malbec