Sure, the Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé, but this year, take it up a notch with these wine selections.

Matt Bean  – November 13, 2020

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Holidays have been strange lately. But family, tradition, and above all wine will help us pull through. In addition to all of the wines you’ll find in our 150-page wine issue, the list here rounds up our favorite bottles to share with your bubble this Thanksgiving. 

We’ve got recommendations for some whites and rosés that are a little out of the ordinary, from a melon-rich Friuliano affordable enough to pick up by the case to some splurgy Chardonnays (yes, there is too such a thing), there are recommendations to fit every budget.

We’ve also got reds that go far beyond the reflexive Beaujolais Nouveau selection. These, too, cover a range of price points, from one that’s barely in the double-digits to a truly indulgent Napa Valley bottle that will really make your feast a celebration. And that’s just the Cabernets. Try a new Grenache, or a high-end, biodynamic red blend. And if your menu is non-traditional this year, no worries. We have a few suggestions that go with meats other than turkey, as well.

We’ve also included a helpful roundup of some of our favorite wine-oriented bar tools. From the modest—the perfect hand-held corkscrew—to the upscale—a Coravin wine preservation system, we’ve got tools that will be a great addition to your own home bar or a warmly appreciated gift to show up with if someone else is hosting this year.

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Whites and Rosés for Thanksgiving

Red Wines for Thanksgiving

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