The Ultimate Guide for Thanksgiving Pairings, Selected by OUR Expert Sommeliers

With tart cranberry sauce, meaty brown gravy, and flavorful pumpkin pie alongside the Thanksgiving turkey, finding the right wine to pair with the table’s plethora of flavors can be tricky. Food and wine have always been an essential part of this beautiful and meaningful celebration. Can you imagine a Thanksgiving without a table full of tasty dishes and a glass of your favorite wine?

Today, Big Hammer Wines wants to raise the bar for this celebration; we know that the most important thing is being able to thank and toast to all the blessings that we have had throughout the year, and what better way than to do it with the best wines!

The six bottles below pair with anything and everything that might make its way onto your Thanksgiving table. These wines will go perfectly throughout each stage of your Thanksgiving meal.


Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce & 2019 Luciano Arduini Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico

What is Thanksgiving without turkey? This dish is usually the star of the menu, around which all other dishes revolve. Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce is a total classic! The roasted and caramelized flavors combined with the sweetness and tanginess from the cranberry sauce are perfectly complemented by the intensity and deepness of the 2019 Luciano Arduini Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico.

Shredded Parmesan Brussel Sprouts & 2022 Domaine Vincent Wengier Chablis

Brussel Sprouts is one of the most popular side dishes for Thanksgiving. They have a more neutral yet elegant taste; that is why they are the perfect companion for a turkey that is already full of flavors. Parmesan cheese gives them an even more special taste, and thanks to its creamy flavor, and slight bitterness, you will love to pair them with the 2022 Domaine Vincent Wengier Chablis.

Butternut Squash Salad & 2022 Raimbault-Pineau Exception Sancerre

When we think of this celebration, probably the first thing that comes to mind is the squash. They are on every Thanksgiving table, and one of the signature dishes is Butternut Squash Salad. This dish is creamy, sweet, mouthwatering, and perfect to pair with 2022 Raimbault-Pineau Exception Sancerre.

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb & 2020 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley

Indulge in a culinary masterpiece with our Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb and pair with a bottle of 2020 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa Valley and let the rich, velvety red wine enhance the lamb's succulence, making it a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Sweet Potato Casserole & 2018 Soutard Cadet Cuvee Victoire Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Sweet Potato has a very distinctive “fall flavor”, and like butternut squash, it is also a must-have for this celebration. This Bordeaux from the right bank is an outstanding, extremely balanced wine with a long and lively finish with a good structure. It will pair beautifully with this Thanksgiving dish.

Desserts: Pumpkin pie or Pecan pie & 2010 Calyptra Solvita Late Harvest Cachapoal Valley Sauvignon Blanc 375ML

Dessert time! Indulge your sweet tooth with a choice between two delectable desserts. Pumpkin Pie is a classic autumn delight, a harmonious blend of spices and velvety pumpkin, while Pecan Pie offers a delightful balance of sweet, nutty goodness. To elevate your dessert experience, we recommend pairing either choice with the exquisite 2010 Calyptra Solvita Late Harvest Cachapoal Valley Sauvignon Blanc 375ML . This late harvest wine's crisp acidity and luscious sweetness will complement the desserts perfectly, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving the next bite and sip. Enjoy a truly memorable finale to your dining experience!

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