Wine Pairings to Elevate Your Thanksgiving Table

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The guests have been invited, the shopping lists made, the debate about homemade vs Stovetop stuffing is settled (or maybe not). While you’re lining up all the last minute details, let TIPSY take care of the wine. We have amazing wines for every part of the Thanksgiving meal, guaranteed to delight a variety of palettes.

Sparkling wine is the perfect choice to kick off a celebration! It’s a great match for small bites and will put everyone in a festive mood. Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvee is a sparkler that hails from Australia. Made in the Champagne method, the apple, pear, and citrus notes are fantastic with a shrimp cocktail, oysters, or salty snacks.

Straka Welschriesling from Austria is a white wine with the breadth and the minerality to stand up to both the turkey and the gravy. Its refreshing citrus and stone fruit bouquet will balance out the rich roasted flavors of your star dish.

Rosé is a natural favorite for Thanksgiving, it’s the most versatile group of wines for holiday meals. Reverdy Rosé Sancerre, one of our particular favorites, is perfect for that cranberry sauce & turkey combo, boasting hints of red berry fruit and a crisp freshness that will leave you wanting more.

Finally, we have two reds! Beaujolais Nouveau is officially available as of Thursday, 11/16! We love Pierre Marie Chermette’s expression, a silky texture loaded with deep juicy fruit. We have regular 750 ml bottles as well as 1.5 liter bottles perfect for a crowd. We look forward to Beaujolais day every year, so come in today and grab a bottle while it’s still available!

Another wonderful Thanksgiving red is Tenuta Tascante’s Ghiahia Nera. The volcanic soil of the Etna region imparts this wine with deep flavors of dark berries, smoke, and olives, making it a perfect match for all the herbs in your stuffing.

For a truly memorable finish to the meal, try a dessert wine this year! A rich, plummy Ruby Port plays well with spice and will take your pumpkin or pecan pie to the next level! If you veer from the traditional and choose a mousse or a cheesecake, the honey and apricot sweetness of Boundary Breaks Riesling Ice Wine will blow your mind.

No matter what your perfect Thanksgiving meal looks like, stop by Tipsy and we’ll help you pair your whole menu, from appetizers to mains, sides to dessert, and beyond!

Tipsy is a woman-owned wine and spirits shop in New York City. We offer more than 200 varietals for every palate and budget, as well as artisanal gifts and glassware. In addition to our retail presence, we produce educational wine tastings for law firms, nonprofits, and companies of all sizes. Our team of women sommeliers is also available to lead wine tastings for private events, engagement parties and bridal showers. To book a tasting or order client gifts, email