For those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving this side of the pond, The Online Wine Tasting Club’s co-founder and certified sommelier, Jamie Smith, has selected his top Thanksgiving turkey wine pairings for 2021. Catering for all tastes, Jamie has chosen three classics and three for the more adventurous wine drinkers amongst us. All of these tremendous tipples can be purchased @TringWinery in Hertfordshire.
Now the only thing you need to worry about is making sure your turkey doesn’t dry out! Happy Thanksgiving y’all!
Jamie’s Discoverer Choices (entry-level wines)

1) Red: Louis Guntram, Pinot Noir, Rheinhessen, Germany, 2018 - £16.95
Raspberry and cherries, this is a delicious medium bodied red and perfect for any
white meat roast.
2) White: Chateau des Antonins, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Bordeaux,
France, 2020 - £13.95
Grapefruit and tropical fruit from the Sauvignon Blanc and lovely texture from the
Semillon make for a great food pairing. A wonderful richness, balanced with bright acidity has enough pour to not be lost behind rich foods.
3) Rosé: Paso Primero, Merlot, Somontano, Spain, 2019 - £10.95
A rich, fruity merlot-based rosé, this is a great wine choice for any point of your
Thanksgiving meal. Drink as an aperitif, throughout the meal, or simply enjoy a glass with friends.
Jamie’s Adventurer Choices (advanced-level wines)

1) Red: Melville Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, CA, USA, 2015 - £54.95
A delightful and complex pinot noir, starting with cherry and strawberry, with
wonderful underlying tones of fresh herbs. Fresh fruit upfront with a savoury finish
makes it the perfect red pairing to accompany the wide array of Thanksgiving side dishes.
2) White: Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay, CA, USA, 2018 - £39.95
Produced from grapes sourced from some of the best areas of California, from
Sonoma and the Russian River Valley, to Santa Lucia Highlands, and even Atlas Peak. Pale gold in the glass, aromatics of Meyer lemon, vanilla and sweet oak are
complemented by subtle notes of jasmine, and caramel. A bold rich wine, great with turkey, especially if you’re making the classic Thanksgiving deep fried one!
3) Rosé: Famille Perrin, ‘Nature’ Rosé, Cotes du Rhone, France, 2020 - £19.99
This organically grown cinsault has a beautiful light pink colour. It’s a dry, crisp
aromatic rosé, light enough to not to overpower the turkey, with enough acidity to
balance the richer elements of Thanksgiving dinner. And it’s lower in alcohol than
some other picks, so it won’t put you to sleep before Thanksgiving American Football... enjoy!