The Best Thanksgiving Drinks

Delicious Thanksgiving Drinks – Wines & Spirits

Thanksgiving is great time for food, wine, and spirits. But how do you choose the best Thanksgiving drinks? Astor Wines & Spirits is here to help you pick the best Thanksgiving drinks to accompany this special meal.

Lorena Ascencios, our Head Wine Buyer, thinks these wines are the Thanksgiving drinks to wow the crowd. Here are the suggestions followed by tasting notes on each wine.

Meddersheimer Altenberg Riesling Kabinett, Hexamer – 2013
Ripe aromas of peaches and mint in this off-dry Riesling. Riesling is simply the most versatile Thanksgiving wine table. Let a favorite of ours become a favorite of yours.

Meursault-Blagny “La Genelotte” 1er Cru, Comtesse de Chérisey – 2010
Luscious aromas of yellow apples, melted butter, and tangy minerals on the finish. For the most sophisticated of palates at your Thanksgiving dinner table this year, reach for Meursault and everyone will be pleased.

Merlo Family Estate Pinot Noir, Trinity County – 2013
Vibrant aromas of red cherries, currants, blood orange and ripe tannins on the finish. Thanksgiving is about family as is the Merlo Family Estate. This Cali Pinot Noir is an ideal match with turkey.

Barbaresco Riserva “Boito,” Rizzi – 2010
Nebbiolo that drinks like a Burgundy with a core of red, berried fruits and an elegant texture. There’s never an excuse needed to drink Nebbiolo at my house, yet I do want the most elegant of versions for Thanksgiving.

Nuits-St.-Georges Vieilles Vignes, Michelot – 2012
A rich, voluptuous kind of Pinot Noir with aromas of dark-berried fruits. Pinot Noir is as appropriate as apple pie come November, so why not find an equally appropriate Burgundy for the Thanksgiving table?

Howell Mountain Vineyards, Old Vine Zinfandel – 2011
A sophisticated Zinfandel with rich, spicy, black-berried aromas. What’s more American than Napa Valley Zinfandel? Why not serve the best of the best to your guests?

And for the spirits lovers, our Spirits Buyer Nima Ansari-Bahmani suggests the following Thanksgiving drinks, accompanied by his comments on each.

Roger Groult 10Yr Single Barrel Calvados
Nothing says autumn like apples. This exclusive single-barrel hits all the right notes.

Germain Robin Astor Single Barrel Brandy
This is what you want in your glass after a long day of food, family, and festivities.

Hans Reisetbauer Apricot Eau de Vie
Nothing will get the appetite going quite like this legendary eau de vie from Austria.

Bernheim Original Single Cask Astor Selection
The oldest wheat whiskey on the market is the definition of crowd pleaser.

The Glendronach 11Yr PX Single Cask – 2003
The rich complexity of flavor means you can skip a few courses and sit back with a dram of this instead.