Sparkling Wine for Thanksgiving
22nd November 2016
This Thursday, 24th November 24th is Thanksgiving Day, which traditionally kicks off the ‘holiday season’ in the United States. On December 26, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress changing the national Thanksgiving Day from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday.
Eating turkey is actually more associated with Thanksgiving than it is Christmas in the States with over 50 million turkeys served up every year in the US.
Sparkling wine pairs perfectly with thanksgiving as it goes well with traditional thanksgiving food such as turkey or ham, goose and duck. Also, pies are very popular with pumpkin pies the most common.
Keeping with the US theme, here are some suggestions of American sparkling wines to enjoy with your Thanksgiving dinner.
Schramsberg J. Schram has inital aromas of green apple and dried fig, followed by pie crust and toasted hazelnut with apricot and baked apple flavours.
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Blanc de Blancs NV with aromas of apple and brioche, this has citrus flavour.
Roederer Estate Multi Vintage Brut has pear, spice and hazelnut flavours.
Scharffenberger Brut Rose NV has refreshing red berry and pie crust aromas and flavour.
Iron Horse 2010 Brut X has aromas of raspberry and hazelnut with a honeysuckle flavour.
Mumm Napa 2007 DVX has aromas of apple and strawberry with berry, vanilla and a nutty flavour.
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