Pairing Virginia Wines with your Thanksgiving Meal

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You have the plan for the turkey, and the stuffing, and grandma’s cranberry relish recipe.  But what about the wine?
Here are some posts that offer suggestions on how to pair Virginia wines with your Thanksgiving dinner.
This post is from 2014 but there are some great suggestions.
Alison says, “There’s no one right wine to pair with Thanksgiving, but some choices are better than others! Whether you prefer red, white or rosé, you’ll want to pick a wine that plays well with others to complement the huge array of flavors found on many Thanksgiving tables. Acidity is also a great feature when selecting a wine for Thanksgiving as it balances out the richness in many traditional holiday dishes.”
“Holiday wine matches aren’t so much about the food that’s on the table, but who is around it.”
“We pop the cork on our American Thanksgiving wine picks.”
“The Thanksgiving table is bursting with flavors: sugary sweet potato casserole, spicy cranberry sauce, smoky sausage stuffing, rich gravy. All these tastes need to be considered in making your choices.”
Again not exclusively Virginian, but Holley Simmons at The Washington Post offers The best beers and wines to pair with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. “Thanksgiving is a day when no indulgence should be denied, so we present fool-proof wine and beer pairings for four common Thanksgiving dishes.”
The bottom line?  Sure, take the suggestions, but drink what you like.
Cheers!

Five Thanksgiving Posts We Love

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It’s Thanksgiving week. All across America folks are finalizing travel plans, or cleaning the house, or searching Google for “how long does it take to defrost a turkey?”

There are many different Thanksgiving. Here are five Thanksgiving blog posts we thought you’d like.

Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season
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Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts says “There is a danger, I believe, in identifying one day a year as Thanksgiving Day. It’s the danger of implying that thanks is due on this day, but not on others. We face a similar danger, for example, when we designate the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Shouldn’t children honor their mothers more than once a year? Similarly, shouldn’t we be thankful more often than once a year on the fourth Thursday of November?” Read on.

Tiny Buddha offers 7 Simple Ways to Create Thanksgiving Every Day.
Arvind Devalia says, “Thanksgiving Day will be gone all too soon, but there is no reason why you cannot continue the spirit of Thanksgiving all year around.” Read on.

CBC Music serves up a Thanksgiving Playlist. Sure, it’s Radio Canada, and Canadian Thanksgiving is a different day of celebration, but the music is good.

The Galveston Blog offers 10 Ways to Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s a short and simple, but helpful, list.

Finally, it’s what Thanksgiving is all about. What Christians Want to Know lists 10 Great Thanksgiving Prayers.

Have a favorite Thanksgiving post? Tell us about it in the comments.