Move beyond beer for a drink that plays nicely with spicy dishes. Here are our picks for the best wines to pair (surprise: it's not only whites)
A chile-rubbed bird cooked on the grill and served with mole gravy makes for a richly seasoned dinner.
Pair with: Zinfandel. Besides being comfortable with a whole range of tangy, spicy Thanksgiving food, fruity Zinfandel also tames a Southwestern or Mexican Thanksgiving menu. Recommended bottle: Scott Harvey 2010 Zinfandel (Amador County).