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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Ralph Waldo Emerson may not have been talking about preparing Thanksgiving dinner when he penned the phrase “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” but it certainly applies. At Rosemary & Rye, we contend that the journey too often focuses just on what’s filling your plate and not enough on what’s filling your glass.

Join us in exploring how meticulously chosen wine pairings can transform your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes into an extraordinary gastronomic destination.

Bottle of Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Chardonnay All-Day

As the velvety richness of mashed potatoes takes center stage, let it mingle with the buttery elegance of a well-aged Chardonnay.

Sommelier Choice: Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet

Why It Works:
The crisp acidity of the wine cuts through the denseness of the starchy potato, creating a harmonious blend on your palate.

Bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Savory Herb Stuffing

Say Pinot Noir Please

Allow the earthy undertones of Pinot Noir to dance with the savory notes of stuffing.

Sommelier Choice: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Why It Works:
The full-body notes of Pinot Noir meld seamlessly with the grounded flavor profile of the stuffing, creating a delightful pairing. 

Bottle of Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling

Sweet Potato Souffle

Riesling Is Right For You

Elevate the ‘sweet’ of sweet potatoes with a Riesling that weaves a tapestry of sugary notes on your taste buds.

Sommelier Choice: Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling

Why It Works:
The notes of apricot, honey, and what can only be described as a subtle aroma of petrol (a unique quality only a finely aged Riesling can deliver) create a composition that resonates with elegance and enhances the dish.

Bottle of Château des Jacques Morgon Côte du Py

Cranberry and Canapes

A French Connection With Beaujolais

Give your cranberry sauce and canapés a delightful partner with a bottle of Beaujolais.

Sommelier Choice: Château des Jacques Morgon Côte du Py

Why It Works:
Fruity and spicy notes, add a dynamic element to the symphony of flavors across all your various canapes and the tartness of the cranberry.

Bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Green Bean Casserole

Sauvignon Blanc And Your On A Roll

Let the crispness of Sauvignon Blanc combine with the understated simplicity of green bean casserole for a truly perfect pairing.

Sommelier Choice: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Why It Works:
The freshness of the wine, an overall profile of citrusy flavors with herbal undertones, creates a refreshing interlude amidst the Thanksgiving feast.

Bottle of Juve & Camps Gran Juve Gran Reserva Cava

Celebrate All The Sides

Let A Bottle of Cava Be Your Guide

Too many favorite sides to pick just one kind of wine? Cava will help any Thanksgiving feast go from blasé to boujee.

Sommelier Choice: Juve & Camps Gran Juve Gran Reserva Cava

Why It Works:

The refreshing combination of acidity, fruitiness and light yeasty flavors make it versatile enough to go with all your favorite sides. You can even use it for a toast to all your thankful for this year. 

Celebrating Pairing Adventures

Embark on alternative pairings with rosé and sherry, offering a versatile middle ground for those seeking a unique twist. If you manage to save room for dessert, when it comes to pairing wines with pies, fortified wines like Tawny Port or Pedro Ximenez Sherry, along with a late-harvest Gewürztraminer are the perfect compliment.

Sip and Savor with Cocktails from Rosemary & Rye

Overwhelmed with the holiday hustle and bustle even though you’ve tried all the stress free Thanksgiving hacks you can find? Let Rosemary & Rye do more than make the wine pair recommendations, let us serve you this year. Our premium pairing selections + bespoke bourbon concoctions, local craft beer selections, and specialty handcrafted cocktails will help you create a grand and memorable moment that’ll leave your guests thanking you in advance for having them back again next Thanksgiving. Cheers!

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