1/ FOR THE…WHITE WINE LOVERS
By now, we all know that a chilled Riesling or sauvignon blanc is a formulaic accompaniment. If you prefer whites with more weight and viscosity in the mouth, try Bellingham Whole Bunch Roussanne. This South African stunner offers orchard fruit like pear and biscuity almond biscotti on the nose, with delicious pineapple, marzipan and citrus when sipped.
2/ FOR THE…CLASSIC TRIED AND TRUE
Often, mistakenly, thought of as too rich for the delicacy of white turkey meat, there are plenty of accessible, ready to drink Bordeaux styles that confirm food loves this wine from this region. Bell pepper, dark berries and toast notes imbue this ruby red wine (Chateau de Courteillac Bordeaux AOC) with balance – herbal yet fruit forward, with hints of spice and soft tannins.
3/ FOR THE…DARING AND EXPERIMENTAL
Eating rich, high starch foods means you need a drink that adds freshness. Sake is high in alcohol, low in acid but is rich and creamy on the palate. The gentle straw yellow of LaChamte Sparkling demi-sec Sake yields fine bubbles with touches of honeyed stonefruit, grounded with a gentle nutty background and bright acidity yielding a long finish. If it’s a step to far for dinner, pair it with pumpkin pie for dessert.
This original article first appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.