What will you be drinking on Thanksgiving?

Posted on: 9:22 am, November 13, 2012, by , updated on: 10:09am, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while you may be ready to cook turkey and all the fixings — have you thought about what to drink? Jill Nickerson from the Milwaukee Public Market joins FOX6 WakeUp with some wine paring ideas for your holiday meal.

Wine for hosting a party:

Gerard Bertrand 2010 Cremant de Limoux ( $16.50)

  • Blend of Chardonnay (70%), Chenin Blanc (20%) and Pinot Noir (10%)
  • Brut is dry, but Chenin gives the wine a nice richness

Over the Edge 2010 Pinot Noir, Martinborough New Zealand ($15.95)

  • Pinot Noir is known for good acidity — high-acid wines work better with a meal than low-acid.
  • New Zealand Pinots are known for having a bit of earthiness in addition to red berry fruit — works well with savory mushroom/stuffing/gravy elements.

Saviah Cellars 2007 “Big Sky Cuvee,” Columbia Valley Washington ($19.95)

  • Bordeaux style blend, primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • This wine has a couple years of age on it, which helps it to integrate, which creates a structured, yet smooth wine.

Bormioli “Duck” decanter ($54.95)

  • Decanting is good for aerating younger wines and is visually attractive when entertaining and on the holiday table.

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