4 Best Wines to Serve During Thanksgiving Dinner

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I didn’t really grow up in a drinking household, but the first time I brought wine home for Thanksgiving, my family’s eyes lit up like Christmas, which was still a month away. Now, I try to impress my family with my wine choices without breaking the bank, because at Thanksgiving more is more. You should be able to get each of these wines at almost any grocery store or liquor store.

4 Best Wines to Serve During Thanksgiving Dinner:

Red Wines:

Pinot Noir

A pinot’s freshness and tartiness can lighten up a heavy meal, which you will be having.

For under $15 a bottle: King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir 2012, Mirassou Pinot Noir 2012, Mark West Pinot Noir 2012


Like most families, a Malbec is complex. Hard to go wrong here.

For under $15 a bottle: Alamos Malbec 2014, Dona Paula Estate Malbec 2013, Layer Cake Malbec 2013

White Wines:


You want to avoid the super okay ones from California, as they will overwhelm your dinner.

For under $15 a bottle: Veramonte Chardonnay 2011, Cono Sur Bicycle Chardonnay 2013, Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2013


A Riesling is perfect for Thanksgiving with its light-bodied notes of fruit and flowers. This particular wine is an excellent contrast to the many savory dishes you’ll be chowing down on during your meal.

For under $15 a bottle: Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling, Anne de K Riesling 2012, Cupcake Riesling Mosel

Remember, Thanksgiving is all about being thankful, so be thankful for the wine– no matter what kind it is.