Everyone does Thanksgiving differently. But the thing we think we can agree on – we all look forward to the food (and of course, the wine). We asked Account Director, David Britain what’s on his table.
It depends where we are! We’ve done Thanksgiving lunch in London, and with the whole family all day long in California, so our menu changes a little. Sometimes we’ll start with a simple canape, and sometimes the table looks more like a smorgasbord of delicious snacks, but whatever’s on the menu, it’s always a great excuse to start with something sparkling.
Try our Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV as your welcome aperitif.
Smoked Salmon starter – a classic dish, with a flavour to get your mouth watering for the main course, and a perfect match for our HdV Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay. A stylish, Californian chardonnay, with elegance and finesse, white peach, flowers, and a delicate touch of spice.
It’s got to be turkey! With all the delightfully tasty trimmings. This can be a tricky one to pair, as it depends how you like your sides. But you can’t go wrong with a New World Pinot Noir, for something juicy and medium-bodied, but with enough bite to take on your poultry. Try our Two Creeks Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir 2014. This wine is supple on the palate, with fine tannins and notes of black cherry, red currant and black raspberry.
Remember to leave room for the Pumpkin Pie. This year, we’ll be enjoying that with a glass of Corney & Barrow Own Label Sauternes 2012. A beautifully balanced wine with upbeat acidity and intense sweetness from the Noble Rot. (Also goes well with the cheese board, if you’re not too stuffed!)
Happy Thanksgiving! Check out our Christmas Hub for more holiday wines.