Wine alternatives for your Thanksgiving meal

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – In the Weekend Gardener, we learn more about some red wine alternatives you can couple with turkey and side meals.

“When we think of the Thanksgiving meal, we think of the turkey certainly,” stated Andreea Botezatu with Texas A&M AgriLife. “We think of the cranberry sauce and the stuffing and all the sides. We have this really broad variety of tastes and textures and tastes. Really really providing in regards to food and red wine pairing.”

Botezatu states Texas has a lot to use in regards to red wine with numerous wineries making a large range of designs and types.

“Starting with the turkey, if you’re a gewurztraminer individual I would suggest something like a chardonnay, which is a fuller body red wine. If you wish to opt for Texas white wines, I would suggest a Viognier or a Roussane for instance.”

If you choose red white wines, Botezatu states “opt for a lighter body red wine so you do not overwhelm your food on the table. Traditionally I would state a pinot noir. Again, if you’re concentrating on Texas white wines then opt for a Cinsaut and even aDolcetto These are a few of my preferred reds inTexas They’re really fruity, really light, so really simple to couple with food.”

For dessert, she advises a prepared red wine.

“You might opt for a Madeira, which is a prepared red wine, or a port design red wine also,” statedBotezatu “We have 2 fantastic wineries in the area that produce these sort of red wine: Haak and Messina Hof.”

Check out more from Botezatu on her You Tube channel here.

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