At Walla Faces, we love pairing wine with food. Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to find that pairings that let both the food and wine truly shine. Here is a glimpse at my Thanksgiving table and the way that I used Walla Faces wine!
Laying out the table. Of course, the wine is one of the most important parts!
Sashimi isn't a Thanksgiving tradition for most families, but it is for mine!
We had two turkeys: one cooked traditionally in the oven and one smoked in the backyard.
We had a licensed sommelier at the table who told us that the Walla Faces Riesling was the perfect pairing for white meat.
Getting ready to sit at the table. That bottle of Syrah on the end did not last very long!
After dinner, we opened up a bottle of ice wine to pair with our homemade pumpkin pie. The crowd consensus was that the ice wine was "intense and delightful".
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope that you did as well. May all your holidays have wonderful food, good company, and excellent wine.
Many of our customers are already starting to think about bringing Walla Faces wine to their Thanksgiving tables. Here are some tips and tricks for pairing our wine with your favorite dishes:
Wine and Turkey
What are you eating? Turkey, of course! What should you pair with it? Walla Faces 2010 Riesling
Our Riesling is light, with a beautiful balance of sweetness and dryness to pair perfectly with both white and dark meat. The apricot and honey essence of the wine brings out your favorite autumn-inspired flavors and adds a layer of complexity to a perfectly cooked slice of turkey. (It also goes great with sweet potatoes!)
What are you eating? Herb-infused stuffing What should you pair with it? Walla Faces 2008 Syrah
Our Syrah is rich and hearty, with a touch of white pepper. Its complexity makes it versatile enough to pair with your family’s favorite stuffing recipe, bringing out the juicy, meaty flavors.
What are you eating? Mashed potatoes and gravy What should you pair with it? Walla Faces 2008 Fusion
The Cabernet in our smooth, delicious blend complements your savory, homemade gravy without overwhelming the creamy potatoes. Red wine-exclusive drinkers will also love the Fusion paired with turkey.
What are you eating? Pumpkin pie What should you pair with it? Walla Faces 2008 Ice Wine
Because the Walla Faces Ice Wine manages to stay light, rather than getting too syrupy, it lifts the denseness of the pumpkin pie and highlights the spices. The sweetness parallels the flavors in your pumpkin pie fabulously.