There is a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Family, health, friends...bargain-priced wine. Seriously, if you've ever hosted the big feast, you know how expensive the grocery list can be, nevermind the cost of decorations and drinks. And let's be honest, family holiday gatherings aren't traditionally a time when people skimp on booze. To that end, we've collected lists of the best big-value wines to pair with your Turkey Day spread.
Thanksgiving Bargain Wines: Syrah
From Food & Wine
This year, the publication recommends five great inexpensive bottles of Syrah, ranging in price from $8 to $18. The suggested wines, all from American producers, are highlighted for their ripe berry and peppery notes.
From Wine Enthusiast
A list of five highly-rated California sparkling wines that would be great for any upcoming holiday celebration. With four of the bottles priced at $30 or less, and one listed as $50, these are a good bargain in terms of value.
Bargain Wines for the Turkey Dinner
Wine writer Mark Spivak suggests some American Rieslings (costing no more than $11 a bottle), as well as several Pinot Noirs (a great match for game birds). There are also a few suggestions for inexpensive dessert wines.
Thanksgiving Wine Bargains: No Rules
This helpful guide breaks down Thanksgiving wine bargains into categories—white, rosé and light reds, big reds, and dessert—offering four specific suggestions for each.
Thanksgiving Wines - A Real Bargain
From Sonoma County Gazette: Wine Banter
A great list for fans of California vinatages, find everything from a $12 Riesling to a $7 bottle of Port.
The Wine Library's Top Thanksgiving Picks
You expect to find great deals on Wine Library, and their Top Thanksgiving Picks certainly don't disappoint. The list of ten includes seriously well-priced options for Syrah, Malbec, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Plus, they're all available via the convenience of the internet.
Thanksgiving Wines: Simple, On Budget, American
This comprehensive run-down offers suggestions for sparkling, white, red, and dessert wines, and includes price and tasting notes for each. There are even helpful tips on choosing wine for Thanksgiving.
Top Thanksgiving Day Wines Under $20
A short, by-category list that offers two to three wines for each, all falling under the $20 mark.