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What to Drink with Thanksgiving Dinner - Tips from The Kitchn

What to Drink with Thanksgiving Dinner - Tips from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - November 9, 2017

It's a little early to start brining your turkey, but you can never plan too far in advance when it comes to Thanksgiving beverages. Starting now means you can be sure to get what you want at the best priceand it's one less thing to worry about a couple weeks from now when things really start to heat up.

But what should you be serving with your big bird and all those delicious sides? The truth is, there is not a right answer. It's really all about what you and your guests like. This is your holiday! Do not let anyone say you ca not drink your favorite cabernet!

That said, there are some drinks that pair better with your Thanksgiving feast than others. Here are our top three picks for what to pour this year.

1. Dry Cider

Dry cider is having a moment, especially in places like New York and Washington, where cooler climates and moderate humidity are ideal for apple growing. This means that there are now a ton of options out therestill and sparkling, French- and English-style, bourbon-barrel aged and fruit-infused.

These dry ciders are easy-drinking, thanks to their low alcohol content (perfect for day-long affairs) and easygoing enough to pair with whatever is on the dinner table. Even better? They tend to have a relatively gentle price tag, with plenty of bottles coming in under $20.

2. Beaujolais

3. Pinot Noir

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