New York Times Your No-Sweat Guide to Wines for Thanksgiving
Over 18 years, we’ve accumulated a lot of insights about what makes certain wines good for Thanksgiving. We’ve learned that it does not much matter what grapes go into the wine, or where it comes from.
We don’t fret about specific food-and-wine pairings. Certain components like turkey and stuffing may seem invariable, but the preparations are so individualistic and the sides so diverse that pinpoint pairings feel like futile fussiness.
Château Maris Minervois Syrah-Grenache La Livinière Natural Selection 2018 $18 ★★★
Lively and inviting, with intense flavors of earthy red fruits. (Cordier U.S.A., New Rochelle, N.Y.)
Julia brought Château Maris La Livinière from the Languedoc region of Minervois, a juicy, inviting blend of syrah and grenache. Its only flaw was an elevated alcohol level of 14.5 percent . Nonetheless, the wine was delicious. Languedoc reds can be excellent choices.
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