Worried about what wine to serve with your Thanksgiving meal? Are you looking for an inexpensive hostess gift to give to your friends? Mandy Oser, owner of Ardesia wine bar and director of strategic partnerships for Le Bernardin, picks her top five budget friendly wines that pair well with Thanksgiving dinner.
1. Sauvignon Blanc, Tramin, Alto Adige 2010 $12. This light and refreshing crowd-pleaser willl stand up to heavy food but won’t overpower it.
2. Chardonnay, Catena, Mendoza 2009 $15. This style of Chardonnay is not overpowering with hints of oak and not overly high in alcohol so you can enjoy it all the more.
3. Touraine, Domaine de la Charmoise, Henry Marionnet, Loire Valley, 2010. $13. My go-to choice for Thanksgiving, light-bodied, bright fruit and light enough to drink throughout the meal.
4. Tinhof, “Blau + Red”, Burgenland, Austria 2009 $10. This is an off-beat choice, with a blend of Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch (native Austrian grapes). It’s also light in body with refreshing fruit flavors and a touch of spice.
5. Torrontez Sparkling, Deseado Schroeder, Patagonia, Argentina NV $13. End your evening with a slightly sweet sparkler that pairs perfectly with pies and other sweet desserts.