Our Favorite Thanksgiving Drinks

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to share what we enjoy drinking with our meal and over the holiday period.

We would like to wish you, your family, and friends a very happy Thanksgiving!


Beverage: Tobin James Zinfandel
Made by: Tobin James Winery
ABV: Around 15%. Varies based on specific vintage
Why I drink it: I like different kinds of wines for different meals. Red zinfandels usually have a spicier, bolder flavor than other types of wine, so I find it pairs well with typical Thanksgiving food, which in my house usually presents a mild flavor profile. The wine adds to overall Thanksgiving experience. I do enjoy the wines from Tobin James, but there are lots of great vineyards out here in CA!


Beverage: Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Made by: Sanger Family of Wines
ABV: 14.3%
Why I drink it: I love this wine because it is great by itself for cocktail hours before or after a Thanksgiving feast, but also pairs well with a roast or even the dark meat from the turkey (which I prefer). It kind of overpowers chicken or white turkey but throw a savory gravy over either and it then you’re back in business.

There is also a non-estate variety (at least this year) which is damn good as well for about 40% less cost.


Beverage: Extra spiced cider
Made by: Home made
ABV: Depends on who makes it!
Why I drink it: A mix of spiced apple cider with generous shot of Fireball. Can serve either warm or cold. I like it because It brings tasty fun, and complements thanksgiving flavors.


Beverage: Lost Monarch Whiskey
Made by: Redwood Empire
ABV: 45%
Why I drink it: This is a great time of year for a nice whiskey. Especially to finish off a great day of Saturday college football or just for the holidays. Enjoy!


Wine: Nadia Quattro
Vinyard: Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
ABV: 13.9%
Why I drink it: This is from one of my favorite wineries, not only is the wine always good (my wife loves their Pinot Noir) but the winery itself is a great place to visit. A beautifully balanced red blend consisting of Tempranillo, Grenache, Petite Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon hits all the right notes with me in making a very enjoyable wine to drink. It doesn’t matter what year the vintage is; it is always good.

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