Mumm Napa Brut Rose
Thibaut-Janisson Blanc de Chardonnay, Brut
Technically speaking, you could even bake the turkey in sparkling wine. One recipe, found on AllRecipes.com explains how to manage a Champagne turkey (recipe will follow at the end of this blog for your convenience).
Regardless, sparkling wine is an easy match. It's crisp, acidic, and refreshing. Perfect for those heavy gravies, mashed potatoes, and side dishes. The acidity cuts right through anything sweet (i.e. yams and dessert). And the crispness matches perfectly with the fat from turkey skin, sausages, or fish. Plus, the toasty, bread-like, almond, apple, and citrus flavors usually match with a lot of Thanksgiving ingredients. All around, it's a winner.
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Need some Thrifty Sparkling Wine Suggestions?
1) Domaine Ste Michelle Brut ($10)
2) Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut ($10)
3) Korbel brand ($10 - $15 depending on style)
4) Presto Prosecco Brut ($8)
5) Cororniu Cava (Spain) ($12)
6) Roederer Estate Brut ($25)
The World's Best Turkey Recipe (Recipe from AllRecipes.Com)