Lifestyle & Parenting

These 4 Canadian Wines Are Perfect for Your Thanksgiving Feast

October 9, 2015

thanksgiving wineAs far as the holidays go, Thanksgiving is one of our faves. No gifts, just a pure, unadulterated celebration of gratitude—accompanied, of course, by a delicious, pants-popping meal. Here, our top four drink picks to make dinner taste even better (they’re all Canadian, to boot):

bubble up: Start your Thanksgiving feast with a toast. From Nova Scotia, Benjamin Bridge crafts one of the most elegant and complex sparkling selections we’ve ever sipped, boasting hazelnut, brioche and lemon-curd notes that’ll leave you wanting more. Brut, 2008, $50 at

thanksgiving winewonderful white: It’s not the turkey that’s tricky to couple with wine, but the many sides that accompany it. The solution lies in something fruity and full, like this small-batch Riesling from Little Farm Winery in B.C.’s Similkameen Valley. Mulberry Tree Vineyard Riesling, 2013, $30 at

thanksgiving winered done right: If you opt for a scarlet elixir, choose one containing plenty of supple tannins, such this bottle by Niagara Peninsula-based 13th Street Winery. Why? For starters, it won’t overpower your bird—plus, it will work well with all of those veggies and stuffing. Gamay Noir, 2013, $20 at

thanksgiving winecider house rules: Quebec producers make lip-smacking ice ciders that are simply perfect for pairing with pumpkin pie. Best of all, at just $20 a bottle, Coteau Rougemont provides excellent bang for your Thanksgiving buck—can you say, "Merci beaucoup"? Cidre de Glace (Ice Cider), NV, $20 at

Gratitude indeed! —Michelle Bouffard

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