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Happy Hour: Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

Anna Mowry

Anna Mowry

November 21, 2014



With so many flavors on offer at Thanksgiving, the task of finding a bottle that plays nicely with all of them can make us even grouchier than our in-laws. Thankfully, we’ve enlisted Terroir's Paul Grieco, who won the 2012 JBF Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, to do the pairing for us. His suggestions, which range from values to splurges, will take you from stuffing to turkey and back to leftovers.

Hirsch Zöbing Riesling 2009 ($24)
"Because nothing needs good, bracing acidity and crunchy terroir like a plate full of turkey and all the fixings."

Argyros Assyrtiko Santorini 2009 ($20)
"This Greek wine’s salty tang and bright, lively flavors make it the perfect palate-mate for stuffing and sweet potatoes."

Jean François Ganevat Les Chalasses Marnes Bleues 2009 ($65)
"When the aromas of this nectar fill the room, all talk will turn to the soundness of this bottling from the Jura."

Mount Carmel Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay 2008 ($50)
"It’s America’s day, so go ahead and drink America’s favorite grape—at least a version with purity, balance, and kick-awesomeness."

Anna Mowry is senior editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.