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Rosé Pairings for your Thanksgiving Dinner

Rosé Pairings for your Thanksgiving Dinner

If you are a regular reader of this blog, have probably already heard that not only are rose wines not just for summertime anymore, they are fantastic wines to serve with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. If hearing this piqued your interest and you want to try it out yourself, we have put together four wines to go with each course of your holiday feast.

Try these out and experience a unique Thanksgiving Meal.


Appertif: Franck Besson “Rosé Granit” Gamay, Beaujolais, France, 2013

Enjoy this delicate sparkling Gamay rosé with your friends as they arrive. Crisp and delicate with flavors of pink flowers, under-ripe raspberry with a mineral finish.

Appetizer: “The Guild Rosé” Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015

Nothing pairs with salads and lighter fare like Grochau’s rosé mostly made from crisp Melon de Bourgogne and just enough Pinot Noir to make it pink. Since this rosé is a blend, it is much lighter and more delicate than wines that are made entirely from red grapes. Enjoy the light, crisp flavors of wet stone, tart apple, rose petals and

Entrée: Cuilleron “Sybel” Syrah Rosé, Rhone Valley, France, 2015

For the main event, go with a wine that will stand up to turkey. This 100% Syrah rosé from the Rhone Valley shows powerful flavors of spice, roast fig and tart cherry with a slightly smoky finish. Whether you are oven roasting or deep frying your bird, this will power through and get your mouth ready for the next bite.

Dessert: Primes Rosé Port, Porto, Portugal, NV

Serve this rosé Port with Pumpkin Pie or on its own as a liquid dessert to finish your meal. Opulent and sweet with cooked strawberry and spice flavors. Serve chilled.

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