Obviously Thanksgiving is our big food and wine holiday here in the U.S., but the traditional cuisine—namely roast Turkey—is one of the toughest things in the world to find a great wine pairing. The white meat can be dry and bland while the thighs and legs can be full of lush, gamey flavor, so the key is finding wine(s) that pair well with that whole spectrum. With all these swirling factors in mind, we've put together a quick guide to buying the best wine for Thanksgiving, with help from Wine Library's Benjamin Williams.
Due to the dryness of a lot of the potential items on your Thanksgiving platter, finding a wine that is high in acidity is key. So our recommendations—from a broad perspective—are to identify a Dry Riesling, Gamay, a Champagne, or anything with bubbles.