What Wine Should You Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner?

From Beaujolais Nouveau to Eiswein, there are a whole variety of wines to complement your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and other great things to eat.

All that good food deserves something good to drink.

Fortunately, your local wine seller has plenty of options for Thanksgiving Day, including the ever popular Beaujolais Nouveau, which goes on shelves Thursday, a week before Thanksgiving

“It’s a bottle to celebrate the harvest,” said Calvin Khemmoro of Merchant’s Fine Wine in Grosse Pointe Woods.

The red wine, best served chilled, is young (about 6 weeks old) and does not age well. The price of a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau ranges from $8.99-$12.99, Khemmoro said.

“People look forward to it,” Khemmoro said. “It’s very fruit forward. It’s very dry.”

But if Beaujolais Nouveau is not your style, Khemmoro suggests trying a Riesling or a Gewurzrtraminer, which go well with turkey.

“You can pretty much get away with any white,” Khemmoro said. “But some are just fun because it’s not your typical Saturday night Chardonnay.”

Red wines such as a Pinot Noir, Burgundy or regular Beaujolais also could complement a Thanksgiving dinner.

“If you’re going to go red, go with something soft,” Khemmoro said.

Finally, Khemmoro said that dessert wines such as Eiswein or port also are popular this time of year.

“Those go great with your cakes, cheesecakes and chocolates,” Khemmoro said.

Where to Buy Wine for Thanksgiving in Plymouth and Canton

For wine aficionados, there are plenty of spots in Plymouth and Canton to find the perfect bottle. Here are some suggestions:

  • Vinter's Cellar Canton Winery (Canton)
  • Belly Buster's Liquor & Pizza (Plymouth)
  • Trade Vine Market (Plymouth)
  • Picnic Basket (Plymouth)
  • Pilgrim Party Shoppe (Plymouth)
  • Mayflower Party Shoppe (Plymouth)
  • Busch's (Plymouth)
  • Kroger (Plymouth)
  • Kroger (Canton)
  • Meijer (Canton)
  • Oakview Party Store (Canton)
  • Pine Tree Plaza Party Store (Canton)
  • Quick Pick Liquor (Plymouth)
  • Cigar & Liquor Emporium (Plymouth)
  • Mirage Liquor & Beverage (Canton)
  • Country Deli & Wine Shoppe (Canton)
  • Holiday Market (Canton)
  • Hiller's Market (Plymouth)
  • Old Village Market (Plymouth)
  • Discount Beverage LTD (Canton)
  • Cap & Cork (Plymouth)


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