Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and whether you’re a host or guest, you might be considering bringing a bottle (or two, or six) of wine. From sparkling to white to red, we’ve got you covered, with delicious wines handpicked to complement every part of your meal, all at prices you’ll be thankful for.
Light and refreshing, sparkling wines are a great way to start and end a meal. Pair with pre-dinner appetizers or sweet desserts (or everything, honestly).
- Mas Fi Cava Brut Rosé, $12.99. A nice dry rosé is one of those wines that “goes with everything.” Let the fresh, clean flavors of this brut rosé accompany your meal from appetizers to dessert and beyond.
- La Vielle Ferme Sparkling Brut Reserve, $16.99. Bright and balanced with a floral nose and notes of stone fruit, this is a refreshing “all day” kind of crowd-pleaser. Hand a glass to your guests as they arrive.
A good Thanksgiving white wine needs to stand up to the rich and bold flavors of the meal without taking away from anything.
- Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio, $9.99. Pinot grigios are a perfect pairing for heavy, rich flavors like stuffing or garlicky mashed potatoes with gravy. This one from Oxford Landing Estates brings a medium body and notes of apple, pear, cinnamon, and spice. It doesn’t get more festive than that, right?
- Yalumba Unwooded Chardonnay, $9.99. Unwooded chardonnays are bright and fruit-forward, so they won’t overpower your Thanksgiving flavors with oakiness, but they’re still full-bodied enough to hold their own. This unoaked chardonnay from Yalumba fits the bill perfectly, full and creamy with a sharper citrus finish.
Thanksgiving dinner is one of the heaviest meals you’ll eat all year—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But it does call for a lighter, more drinkable red to accompany it.
- Root 1 Pinot Noir, $10.49. Pinot noir is an all-around great Thanksgiving red, thanks to its versatility. Pair with turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, or mac & cheese. If you’re going with just one red for Turkey Day, a pinot noir is your safest bet. Root 1’s is a beautiful ruby red color, with berry and cherry aromas and notes of vanilla and spice that’ll pair nicely with turkey and all sorts of sides.
- Goose Ridge Vineyards StoneCap Merlot, $9.99. While not as versatile as the pinot noir, a heavier-bodied merlot pairs beautifully with mashed potatoes or sausage stuffing. The ripe berry notes from the StoneCap Merlot are great between bites of turkey. Who even needs cranberry sauce? (Okay, just kidding, we all do.)
Stick with sparkling, go all red or all white, mix and max—whatever works for you and your guests. Everyone has their preference, after all, but these wines are a great place to start. The best part? If you buy six, you get 10% off. Check out these wines and more on our Friendly Prices endcap at the end of Aisle 7.