You always read about Governors and wine writers choosing their favorite wines that would fill a case. Governors, of course, choose from their state’s wineries; while writers are choosing wines from anywhere to recommend to their readers. As a self-proclaimed wine lover, I’ve wanted to select twelve wines to recommend for quite a while. My Kentucky Wine Lover’s case will be a selection of reds, whites, fruits, and dessert wines from across the state.
Dry Red Wines
Dry White Wines
Sweet Dessert Wines
My suggestion whenever choosing a wine, whether to go with food or to drink alone, is the wine should be one you will enjoy. While it is true that particular wines will enhance certain foods, you are more likely to enjoy yourself if you love the wine.
Thanksgiving dinners raise a lot of questions. Is your menu the traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, what is your budget, who are you breaking bread with, and do your guests enjoy wine are the most pressing. Traditional Thanksgiving dinners have a range of flavors and to match each course, several (maybe many) different wines are called for and this would be costly. The more people you are sharing your meal with, the costlier it becomes. Some guests might not even want wine. (Really, you know people like that?) So, deciding on the wine is not a quick choice.
I looked at suggestions I’ve made it the past and really can’t improve on them. A nice dry, or semi-dry Gewürztraminer or a Beaujolais Nouveau will enhance the flavors of that Thanksgiving turkey. For dessert, a nice sparkling wine will pair well with those favorite pumpkin and pecan pies. For the adventurous wine lovers, many wineries, including those in Kentucky, make a semi-sweet spicy style of wine for the holidays, such as Prodigy Vineyard and Winery’s Holiday Cheer, a blended wine with added spices.
Hope your Thanksgiving is a good one! Enjoy the day!