TURKEY TIME – RED or WHITE
Pairing wine and turkey for the Thanksgiving family get together is really not as difficult as it seems. The meat’s succulent flavour profile and juicy texture make it the perfect match for an array of diverse grape varieties, hailing from various regions all over the globe. We recommend a medium-bodied red, with a pleasant acidity and just a tad of residual sugar. Our RELAX Red Blend, partner to our top selling RELAX Riesling, will do the honours perfectly. It’s a blend of 60% Dornfelder, 20% Regent and 20% Pinot Noir grapes. Medium bodied with a beautiful balance, cherries and dark fruit nuances waft from the bouquet followed by velvety tannins and a sensual softness concluding with just a tiny hint of sweetness. Chill slightly and serve on its own as an aperitif and then to accompany the family feast. The Thanksgiving table is a cornucopia of flavours, colours and textures – meat, white or dark, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and salads. As the family gathers to devour the gobbler, enjoy the fellowship and be thankful to be able to live in this great country, despite COVID-19 and all the challenges it has brought to daily living. Do say a prayer and remember those less fortunate than ourselves. May there be a goodly share on every table everywhere! RELAX RED BLEND G538926, $12.95. If you prefer a white wine, you will never go wrong with the ever-popular RELAX RIESLING G621888, $12.95.