Happy almost Thanksgiving! ‘Tis the week for family dinners and friendsgiving celebrations. And while you may have your culinary contribution to the feasts all planned out, what about one of the most important parts? The wine! A festive dinner is never complete without it as far as I’m concerned. If you’re wondering which Thanksgiving wines would pair well with your holiday dinner, this post is for you.
While I like my wine, I’m by no means an expert. So for this Thanksgiving wine post I took a field trip over to black-owned Harlem wine shop Pompette Wine & Spirits. Owned and operated by a young, fourth generation Harlemite named Mozel, Pompette is the only place I buy wine from these days. I don’t even like to call it a shop really. It’s more of a wine destination. The interior is charming, the selection of wines are unmatched and, with nine years in the wine industry under his belt, Mozel can recommend a great wine to go with just about anything.
Here are 5 wines that pair particularly well with turkey, pumpkin and the common Thanksgiving dinner accouterments:
Gamay – A red wine with hints of red cherries, black pepper and spices
Chardonnay – A crisp and buttery white wine
Cotes Du Rhone – A smooth red wine blend
Chablis – A dry yet refreshing white wine with hints of green apple.
Cabernet – A red wine with hints of fruit and a slightly peppery finish
Of course if you visit Pompette Wine in person, Mozel and his team can explain these Thanksgiving wine options in so much more detail than my shorthand notes above. So, if you’re in Harlem, make sure to pay Pompette Wine & Spirits a visit, located at 131st and Lenox Ave. Happy Thanksgiving drinking!