Pairing wines for Thanksgiving causes enormous anxiety from hosts and guests alike, but it should actually be one of the easiest meals of the year—since you pretty much know what’s coming. Sure, occasionally an adventurous cook throws a curveball, but most people are serving turkey-based meals with a lot of savory sides, plus more than a few sweet accents.
Here are a dozen brilliant wine options that will make you thankful you did a little extra planning for the year’s marquee meal.
Ted Loos is Travel + Leisure’s Wine and Spirits Contributor. Follow him on Twitter at @looslips.