Uncorked: For Thanksgiving wine, ‘shoot down the middle’

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – So, you’ve got your Thanksgiving menu covered, and it’s a glorious spread of different food options. With so much on the table, how do you possibly choose your wines?

For this week’s edition of Uncorked, Richard Ellis from Brady’s Wine Warehouse has some advice on Thanksgiving and wine pairing.

“You really have your work cut out for you,” he says. “It’s such a diverse spread of dishes. What’s going to pair with one thing is not going to complement the other. It may even offend the other.”

What to do? Ellis recommends that you “shoot down the middle” and go with high-acid, low alcohol, low tannin and low oak wines. A Beaujolais Nouveau is one example.

He says you can also look at other lighter reds from Northern Italy, or fuller whites from Rhone and Southern California.

If you have any other questions about wine, stop by Brady’s Wine Warehouse on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. You can email them at info@bradyswinewarehouse.com or check them out on Facebook.