It’s that time of year. The time to bring out the tablecloths, the big platters and polish the silver. It’s time to gather together family and friends and celebrate another Thanksgiving. It’s time for some laughs, some shared memories, and raising glasses in a toast. It’s time for your own special family traditions or time to start some new ones.

The Thanksgiving feast is on. Whether your tradition is to feast on turkey, roast or a vegetarian delight; much of the special appeal of Thanksgiving are those wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen while dinner is being made. You’ll want your Thanksgiving wines to be aromatic as well. Choosing which wines to serve with your feast should be part of the Thanksgiving fun. How to choose? It’s easy! Choose what you love to drink and share, and offer enough variety to make sure that all of your guests are thankful.

This time of year is the perfect time to serve your wines family style. Just pop the corks and set the bottles right out on the table. Let your guests help themselves to the tastes they most enjoy.

Give Thanks for White Wines: Ah, there’s nothing more classic than a white pairing for the turkey. Whether it’s a Chardonnay made in a dry but fresh and fruity style, or a Sauvignon Blanc with its herbal character that complements the spices in the side dishes or stuffing, you can’t miss. These wines also make a perfect aperitif while you all gather in the kitchen to admire the bird as it comes out of the oven.

Give Thanks for Red Wines:
One of the most beautiful jewels of nature’s bounty must surely be red wine grapes as they are picked from the vineyards and slowly but surely, through the wine crafting process, find their way to your wine glass. Thanksgiving dinners call out for the reds – whether you are serving up turkey or a hearty harvest vegetable ragout. From hearty Cabernets to ruby Merlots, the choice is up to you and to your family and friends. Create your own traditions based on your personal taste and style. The only rule is this: raise your glasses high and give thanks. Give thanks for family and friends, shared memories and the creation of new memories. Give thanks for those you love, and those who love you back. Give thanks for the soldiers who keep us safe and who are far from home. Give thanks for health and shared joy. Give thanks for nature’s bounty and the food on the table and the wine in your glass!