Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

melville, wine, wine tasting, santa barbara, chef kamil, blu jam cafe, best breakfast los angeles, breakfastMy favorite Holiday is around the corner, no gifts, no pressure…well just a little bit. I have to make all the food, but it’s time to be with family and friends and share great meal together along with some amazing wine.

When I think of Thanksgiving, I am picturing table full of side dishes, sauces, stuffings, and of course Turkey! With all the variety, so it’s hard to pick one wine to recommend. I usually go with one red and one white just to be on there safe side.

I like to pair thanksgiving with Pinot Noir for the red and I like to bring out a nice Viognier or medium dry Riesling from Alsace region for the white. I really think these wines go well with the earthy ?avors of Turkey and stuffing.

My stuffing is made with mushrooms, so Pinot is a great choice. Viognier goes well with Butternut Squash and many other side dishes.

Wine pairing is a very personal thing but when you get it right there is nothing better when it comes to dining. It’s all about balance and chemistry.

Grenache is another red option, but I prefer Pinot Noir.

My favorite Pinot producers are Melville from Santa Barbara County. TWR from New Zealand is another great option and both wines are under $25 for quality Pinot Noir, which is a great deal.

As far as Viognier goes, I love Zaca Mesa Viognier from Santa Barbara County. IT IS TO DIE FOR! Alban from Central Coast is producing awesome Viognier, as well. Hope this helps. Happy Thanksgiving.

Chef Kamil

2018-01-17T17:22:13-07:00November 14th, 2017|Blog, Kamil's New Wine Picks, Wine|
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