And even riesling fan Grieco says “you must have a red wine or there will be a China Wheel lighter Factory mutiny. “Toss aside old memories of sticky sweet mass-produced lambrusco. He chooses US wines for this American holiday, recommending rieslings from the coasts, specifically New York State, Washington, Oregon and California. What to drink with all that? Grieco is devoted to riesling, a generally perfumery, acidic white wine, and thinks Thanksgiving dinner is a perfect time to use it. Opinions vary on what tastes delicious.”Paul Grieco, manager at the New York wine bar Terrior, does think about pairings, but in a loose fashion.”Talk to your local wine store manager to see what they have in stock. “When things get heated around the dinner table, a nice chilled wine can save the day and the meal,” says Mann.
“Given the wild riot of flavours and textures on the Thanksgiving table, it’s wiser to forgo precise pairings in favour of supple, easy-drinking bottles (colour doesn’t matter) that play well with a wide range of foods. “But if you’ve never had one, you have to forget everything you know about white wine (fruity, intense aromas) and have faith; food-friendly and versatile.She is also a proponent of orange wines, which are whites made like reds so they have tannins. Simple. “The red fruit flavours in the rose will not only pair well with turkey, other meats and sides, but the crispness and lively acidity of these wines cut through the fat. Seek out wine with savoury, briny and bitter notes. Josh Wesson, partner and wine director at Suprema Provisions in New York City, confirms my laissez faire attitude.”. Sparkling wines should also be on the table, Mann says.