Choosing Thanksgiving wines that will complement the food and please everyone can be tricky, says Back Bay Grill general manager Adrian Stratton. A good rule of thumb is to look for wines that balance acidity with big fruit flavor. Here are some of his favorites.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne
This is a very high quality Champagne that doesn’t carry the price markup of a big name like Moet Chandon or Vueve Clicquot.
Navarro Dry Gewürztraminer, California
A very versatile varietal, thanks to its aromatic floral notes.
Domaine La Suffrene Rosé, France
Some of the most complex, powerful rosés in the world come from Bandol, and this wine is no exception. Intense fruity notes, yet remarkably dry.
D-Cubed Cellars Zinfandel, California
The fruity richness of this Zinfandel will please any red-wine drinker, even while its balanced acidity prevents it from overpowering the food.
Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery’s Rhubarb Smash
Made in Union with Maine rhubarb and elderberries, this liqueur is a nice accompaniment to dessert.