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Hump Day: What To Drink With Your Turkey

Thanksgiving is tomorrow!  Thanksgiving is tomorrow!  The only bad thing about that is that my favorite holiday will soon be over.  I can't wait to stuff my face with deep fried turkey, delicious stuffing, mashed potatoes, and my mini pumpkin cheesecakes.  So what should we be drinking with this feast?  I did some research that I'd like to share with you on this Hump Day. This Cooking Light article suggests taking a step back to think about the dishes you will be serving.  A traditional Thanksgiving dinner calls for a rustic Zinfandel while a Gewurztraminer is more  appropriate for a spicier menu.  Pair the level of intensity of the dishes with the boldness of the wine. Bon Appétit recommends trying out a Spanish wine with your meal.  The Old World earthiness and New World fruit of Spanish wines create a great complement to a rich dinner.  For reds, pick up a Rioja and for white try a Galicia.

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And bring on the dessert!  This IntoWine article recommends several different options to go with your pumpkin pie such as an aged Sherry or a Pouilly-Fuisse.

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And just for fun, check out these recipes for some fun Thanksgiving Cocktails

Pumpkin Martinis

Finally, be sure to read up on these Holiday Wine Buying Tips from Food + Wine

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

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