Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, October 4 2018

Top 10 : Wines to Give Thanks With

By: Treve Ring
We give thanks for, and with, wine

Fall, friends, family, feasts.

Autumn's abundance is celebrated this Thanksgiving weekend through many cultural traditions and menus. Here at GOW, we give thanks for the access to a wide variety of wines, and the privilege to communicate wines of worth to a large audience.

Thanksgiving is one of the easiest meals to pair wines with, because there is no right or wrong selection. There are typically so many different flavours and dishes on the table, and personalities around the table, that most anything goes. Embrace the opportunity by selecting a few different bottles to crack and share. I recommend friendly, charming bottles that embody conversation and harvest camaraderie; that's what this celebration is really about, after all. Gamay and lighter reds, and pinot gris and creamy whites, are all suitable for turkey, chicken, ham, salmon and root vegetables, plus all the fixings. Dry rosés work to keep the palate fresh, and sparkling pairs with everything, always. Whatever your menu, just remember to keep the oak, tannins and alcohol in check, so as to not compete with the food. 

Here are our top 10 recently tasted bottles that we're happy to share around our Thanksgiving table, and with you.

Written By: TR
Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Treve Ring is a writer, editor, judge, consultant, educator and certified sommelier based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. After completing her Art History degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria and being exposed to the world of wine business at Christie's in London, England, she switched gears, leaving the realm of art for the world of wine.