November « 2011 « Plonk Blog

Talking Turkey Day with Tom Leykis!


Click here to listen to Plonk’s Etty Lewensztain talk Thanksgiving wine pairings on the awesome wine radio show: The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis!

The Thanksgiving Wine Predicament


Thanksgiving is quite possibly the most difficult, or shall we say, most complicated occasion for wine. Not only does Thanksgiving fall smack in the middle of autumn and winter, making for some seasonal ambiguity – do you drink a lighter red or a heavier white – but the Thanksgiving table is notorious for being a cacophony of dissonant flavors and textures. Good luck finding one single wine that will marry perfectly with marshmallow and pecan-laden yams, oyster and sausage stuffing, orange and cranberry marmalade, rosemary-scented gravy, green beans with fried shallots, and truffle mashed potatoes.

For tips on how to navigate Thanksgiving wine pairings, check out my recent article on The Wine Cellar Insider!