However you choose to cook your turkey this year, there is no doubt you can find some delicious wine to compliment this year's Thanksgiving feast. I've listed below five relatively affordable wines that will accentuate the flavours of fall.
Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut, British Columbia, Canada $28.95
My new favourite sparkling wine for it's crispness and refreshing profile. Blue Mountain Brut is the perfect choice to open up your appetite while grazing over appetizers. It's spent two years on lees so it provides a creaminess factor that almost makes it rival a Champagne. As well, the wine is made in the methode traditionnelle style. The taste will leave your mouth with a sensational lemon and green apple note.
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais, Burgundy, France $23.95
Consistently good and packed with flavour. Beaujolais wines are the perfect pairing with turkey. Light to medium body and full of lively fruit flavours. Very easy to drink!
Espelt Viticultors Old Vines Garnacha 2013, Emporda, Spain $14.95
Some of the vines that hold the grapes to make this wine date back to the 1900s. This wine boasts outstanding flavours of fresh strawberries, spices, floral notes and fresh herbs. The sweet tannin and full body will make you wonder if the wine is the star of Thanksgiving.
McWilliam's Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013, New South Wales, Australia $29.95
Flavour profiles run from fig to grapefruit. This wine will prove to be a refreshing combination with your turkey and sides. Personally, I don't love chardonnays but this one makes an exception. The use of oak balances very well with the crisp flavours.
Gustave Lorentz Reserve Gewurtztraminer 2013, Alsace, France $21.95
Floral aromas of peonies and stone fruit. This wine is fruity yet balanced and holds a medium body. Flavours of crisp apples and citrus will make you feel refreshed and not groggy after that second helping of mashed potatoes.