Thanksgiving Tips – Gobble, gobble!

| Posted by juliana for Sutter Home

In honor of the fact that Thanksgiving is this week, we’ve pulled together some quick tips to make this year’s turkey day a little more fun.

To the lovely hosts: First of all, you're all angels for taking on the extreme task of putting together the Thanksgiving dinner, so cheers to you! Now, to make things a little easier on you, here are some Thanksgiving holidays tips.

------ America's favorite bird goes best with Zinfandel for the red wine lovers and Riesling, Gewerztraminer or Sauvignon Blanc for those who prefer white.

------ If you're feeling more adventurous and less traditional, you can always cook some turkey bean chili. This is a quicker, yet still delicious Thanksgiving meal which goes wonderfully with the Sutter Home White Zinfandel.

------ One bottle of a standard 750ml wine is about five 5oz. glasses, so make sure to buy enough for all of your guests to have a glass with each course.

------ Enjoy your party! Leave a few bottles out for guests to help themselves. Keep white wine chilled in a bucket with ice or, if you want to invest in a cool wine chiller, check these out: http://www.wineenthusiast.com/E/results.asp?Ep=N/166+179. Red wine will last your entire meal as long as it starts out a little cooler than room temperature.

------ Along with a variety of reds, whites and blushes, make sure to offer non-alcoholic beverages to your guests. Fre Alcohol-Removed wines are the perfect option, and they have some lovely alcohol-free cocktail recipes, too!

------ Unfinished bottles? No worries. Just pop the cork back in and stick it in the fridge, lying down on its side to keep the cork nice and moist – the wine should keep for 2-3 more days. If you don't use it in those three days, freeze the leftover wine for use later in marinades and sauces.

Now, for the guests: first things first, enjoy yourselves! Show your appreciation to the host by bringing a small gift. A wine stopper is the perfect host gift; it’s fairly inexpensive and very useful for those bottles of wine that don’t get finished.

Feel free to share any other holiday tips, suggestions, or recipes in the comment box below.

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