Thanksgiving Beverage Suggestions
If you are looking for the perfect beverage to serve on Thanksgiving you are not alone. Conventional wine wisdom states that red should be served with red meat and white with white meat. But, really, what’s most important is that you’re pleased with what’s in your glass and on your plate. Thankfully, on this all-inclusive holiday, there’s room for everything. Hard cider, beer or the old standby red, white, or rosé wine. Or if specific recommendations put you more at ease, consult the list below for new ideas. And remember: With bottles, as with the people gathered around the table, the more the merrier.
Hard Cider is a great drink for Thanksgiving. You could be so daring and cook with it also. It is very good to have one common element between the turkey and the stuffing. Why not make it cider? You could reduce the hard cider, to concentrate the flavors. When it is used as a reduction as a basis to baste the turkey as well as the liquid that gives the stuffing punch. No worries for the kiddies though, the alchohol will burn off with the heat. I recommend 7 sisters.
Beer is an other good choice for the Thanksgiving meal. Why not try a Pumpkin Ale.Often released as a fall seasonal, Pumpkin Ales are quite varied. Some brewers opt to add hand-cut pumpkins and drop them in the mash, while others use puree or pumpkin flavoring. These beers also tend to be spiced with pumpkin pie spices, like: ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Pumpkin Ales are typically mild, with little to no bitterness, a malty backbone, with some spice often taking the lead.
Maverick Pumpkin Ale
So, as far as wine goes, I will pick a Virginia wine.I know we have plenty to choose from, but this has always been my favorite. The Williamsburg Winery was established in 1985 by the Duffeler family. The first wine produced, Governor’s White, was released in 1988 and won a Gold Medal within two weeks. Today, Governor’s White is the most popular wine made at the winery. Wines produced here are appealing to a broad range of wine lovers, from the occasional wine drinker to the wine enthusiast.
Governors white runs about $8.00 per bottle
Blush runs about $8.00 a bottle
Two Shillings runs about $12.00 per bottle