American Wines for the Great American Feast

american wines for thanksgiving from water 2 wineThanksgiving is upon us, and with it, mounds of turkey and ham, buttery mashed potatoes, classic green bean casserole, 8 kinds of pie (if you’re a dessert-loving family like ours), and the age-old question, “What wine do I drink with my turkey dinner?” Fear not, for Water 2 Wine is here to help.

The easiest answer, of course, is “Drink the wine you love!” But of course, there are some that think that answer is way too simple. ┬áMuscato with salad? Spicy Shiraz with sweet potatoes? Port with ham? We think those are great, but if you’re looking to find the perfect pairing that enhances both the wine and the food, look to the simple rule we follow:

If it grows together, it goes together.

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Wine of the Month: Riverina Shiraz

Water 2 Wine’s Riverina Shiraz, from the Darlington Point area of Australia, is a dry, full-bodied, spicy red. The up-front aromatics reflect typical dark fruit notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum, complimented by restrained black pepper which becomes more pronounced with age. In the background, subtle layers of toast and vanilla from the oak. Tannins are in gentle harmony with the overall impression and create a well defined yet delicate frame for the wine.

This wine is great with big, bold meals that can stand up to its power. Try it with steak, braised lamb shanks, pizza, chili con carne, or pasta with spicy tomato sauce.