November 25, 2019


Bringing wine for Thanksgiving? Here are the three to take!

Wine: it’s the easiest/hardest thing to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Easy because it doesn’t require mixing, baking, or basting. Hard because it requires excellent taste, good judgement, and a little bit of creativity.

To find the perfect wines for pairing with Thanksgiving dinner, we talked to the culinary team at Commissary. Not only are they super knowledgeable about varietals and pairings, they’re also conveniently located down the street and no one here felt like taking a trip to a wine shop. (Also, they have croissants.)

Anyway, onto their helpful recommendations! Here are three wines you’ll win points for taking to dinner this year.

Camille Saves Brut Rose Champagne
It’s fruity, crisp, and wonderfully celebratory.  Use it as the opening toast or serve with dessert—or both!

Ridge Zinfandel Geyserville 2016
A Zinfandel-dominated blend, this bold red highlights dark stone fruit notes from ripe cherries and plums. It’s an ideal match for turkey and cranberry. (It also won top marks from wine critic James Suckling, scoring a whopping 96 points.)

Faustine Vieilles Vignes 2017
Wine merchant Anthony Lynch describes this biodynamic wine as “gust of warm Mediterranean air flooding your senses with a perfume of flowers and wild maquis.” Save it for the main course as its able to stand up to bold flavors.

The Details: Commissary, 1217 Main Street. Note: Closed Thanksgiving Day.