The 5 Best Wines to Serve This Thanksgiving
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The 5 Best Wines to Serve This Thanksgiving

What to serve with the bird? Here are our top picks.

This story originally appeared on Southernliving.com

You’ve spent weeks planning your Thanksgiving dinner from the appetizers to the turkey to the delightful sweet potatoes to the dessert. You’ve also been putting together picturesque and totally fall-appropriate centerpieces and table settings. The silver is polished. The linens are ironed. But now, you’ve got to get the wine for Thanksgiving. And you’re putting it off because you already know the wine store scenario—you’ll stand in the wine aisle for five minutes blurry eyed and overwhelmed by all the similar options pondering to yourself, “Is there really a best wine for Thanksgiving? And is it red wine for Thanksgiving?” Then you’ll grab blindly at the best looking label with the best price for your budget. Avoid that discombobulating feeling in the wine aisle with this quick guide to the five best wines to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

1 De Loach Pinot Noir
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Courtesy of DeLoach

A light bodied red pairs well with the white meat entrée and also with the many vegetable-heavy sides. Try the Deloach Pinot Noir at only $9.99 per bottle, you can serve this all the way through dinner.


2 Bodega Belgrano Malbec
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Courtesy of Bodega Belgrano

A slightly heavier red wine than the Deloach, this Bodega Belgrano Malbec from Argentina won’t overwhelm your Thanksgiving dinner. It also won’t break the bank either at an affordable $11.99 per bottle.

Related: Our Most Spectacular Thanksgiving Sides


3 Sea Pines Chardonnay
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Courtesy of Whole Foods

There will always be those that aren’t red wine drinkers, for them have a hearty fruit forward white wine like this Sea Pines Russian River Chardonnay.

Related: The Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Menu


4 Gruet Brut
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Courtesy of Gruet

This sparkling white is grown in New Mexcio and got a great rating, 89, from Wine Spectactor. Gruet Brut is full bodied and crisp making it perfect to stand up to the range of foods being served at Thanksgiving dinner.

Related: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping List


5 Pieropan Soave Classico 2014
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Courtesy of Pieropan

Another hearty white wine from Italian to serve as an alternative to the more expected Chardonnay. This Pieopan Soave is surprisingly fresh and crisp with strong flavors.


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