Best Thanksgiving Wines On Any Budget

If searching for wines to buy for Thanksgiving dinner leaves you scratching your head you are not alone. Trying to find a wine that fits with a variety of flavors, textures and tastes can be a tough task. If you are like many people you might be left with more questions than answers: Should I buy one wine that will pair with all of my Thanksgiving courses, how much money should I spend on a bottle of wine, what if my guest’s only drink white wine or red wine, what wine should I buy?

In this video, Monique Soltani sits down with a wine expert and shows us which wines pair best with traditional and non-tradition Thanksgiving dinners, finds wine pairing tips for the entire Thanksgiving meal from start to finish, and gets the goods on wines that please a plethora of palates and won’t pull too hard on the purse strings.

Reporting for her award-winning channel Wine Oh TV, Monique Soltani heads to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco for a Thanksgiving wine and food pairing that will leave your guests lining up for leftovers.

Thanksgiving Wine Picks

Wine expert, Tom Capo says if you are bringing wine to someone’s house on Thanksgiving, spending around $15-25 dollars for a bottle of wine is a reasonable amount.  Unless of course you are going to Bill Gates’ house then the sky’s the limit!

2006 Cristalino Brut Nature Cava, Spain $13

Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellada

Pairings- Early courses, veg courses

2012 El Libre Torrontes Mendoza, Argentina $9

100% Torrontes

Oysters, strong veggies, light poultry preps

2011 Carlotta Cellars Orange Wine, North Coast, CA $30

85% Grenache Gris, 15% Marsanne

Richer seafood and poultry courses with some spice

2010 Small Vines Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA $55

100% Pinot Noir

Poultry preps and fruitier courses with some sweetness/fruitier flavors that need lighter structure

2010 Domaine Monpertuis Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley France $16

Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

Savory preps with aromatic herbs and flavors

 2009 Revolution Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $11

100% Malbec

Preps with some spicy and fruity flavors and fat, requiring more richness

Blandy’s 5 year Malmsey Madeira $20-25

Pecan pie pairs with sweet madeira wine

2006 Domaine Weinbach Schlossberg Riesling Vendage Tardive $60-80

Pumpkin pie pairs with late harvest dessert wine

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