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November 10, 2023 | Rubino Estates Winery

A Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Guide

With the most delicious of holidays approaching, we are prepared to feast on all our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, from stuffing to pumpkin pie. Here at Rubino Estates, we think that a good holiday feast includes carefully selected wines that make all the best flavors shine. It makes the heart glad! Enjoy these wine pairing pointers that will make this Thanksgiving one to remember. Pop open some Sparkling Wine to begin the celebration, then move into these mouthwatering combinations. 

Pairing wines with herbs

When searching for the right wine for your dishes, you can approach the pairing by focusing on the dominant flavors that appear in multiple dishes. At our Thanksgiving table, herbs like rosemary, sage, and thyme are featured throughout, so we like to find wines that complement these flavors. Lighter herbs pair beautifully with a chilled dry rosé wine, such as our Salute Rosé, while deeper woodsy herb flavors of rosemary or sage mingle with medium-bodied reds, such as the Centanni Rosso blend from our famiglia collection. 

Pairing wines with greens

Whether you serve an autumnal salad, roasted brussels sprouts, or green beans, the subtle bitterness of greens can sometimes pose a challenge for wine pairing. High-acid white wines like our Trebbiano offer a neutral and crisp combo. Additionally, choosing the right recipe can make all the difference! Some flavors that will harmonize with red wines include balsamic glazes and ripe berries, perfect alongside a Zin-forward blend like our Salute Red. 

Pairing wines with proteins

Sangiovese is an ideal red wine for Thanksgiving because it combines with subtle flavors without overpowering them. A herb-roasted turkey or a glazed ham make a perfect foundation for your feast and a mouthwatering companion for Sangiovese. For those who prefer white wines, a mature Chardonnay or a medium-body Fumé Blanc also complement these meats. 

Pairing wines with sweets

What’s Thanksgiving without some dessert? Apple, pumpkin, pecan, and sweet potato pies are traditional staples of Thanksgiving celebrations, and it’s hard to pick a favorite! For wine pairings, you can go back to Sparkling Wine for something clean and fresh, or go sweet with our Sparkling Moscato or Infinitum red dessert wine. It’s a feast, after all!

We’re so thankful for the Rubino Estates Famiglia. We hope your holidays are full of warmth, cheer, and very good food. If you need your holiday wines, now is the time! Our mixed case sale is a perfect way to get a delicious assortment at an unbeatable price. Choose from our Red Wine case or enjoy a case of White and Rosé!

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