Halloween is almost here. And that means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
Every year, our friends and colleagues in the U.S. ask us the same question: What’s the best wine for Thanksgiving?
Our answer? Prosecco, of course!
But it’s not just because we love the Prosecco that we make in the hills of Valdobbiadene, the appellation’s heart and soul.
It’s also because Prosecco really is the best wine for Thanksgiving. Here are the reasons why.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Halloween to all our friends in America!
- Prosecco is incredibly versatile at the dinner table. It’s fresh and clean on the nose and has wonderful fruit — think tropical and citrus — on the palate. In places like Venice, it’s served with nearly everything throughout the course of a meal. That’s because it goes with nearly everything (except for maybe charred steak, something Americans don’t serve for their Thanksgiving feast.
- The foods at Thanksgiving are extremely challenging to pair with. That’s why you need Prosecco! From the tart flavors of cranberry sauce to the sweet flavors of sweet potato pie, from the salty-sweet flavors of spiraled ham to the rich, nutty flavors of the roast turkey, you need a wine that won’t clash with the diverse flavors on the dinner table. Prosecco can even be served with the desserts!
- Prosecco is a wine that nearly everyone likes, from your aunt Gladys to your uncle Ray. Many families will host large Thanksgiving gathering this year, with relatives and friends that they might only see a few times a year. It’s important to have a wine that everyone can enjoy, from the wine snob to the wine novice. Prosecco really hits the sweet spot here.
- Prosecco is low in alcohol. Thanksgiving feasts in some homes across the U.S. will be nearly all-day affairs. Many Americans will enjoy their first glass of wine even before noon on Thanksgiving day. The relatively low alcohol (usually around 11 percent or less in Prosecco) is ideal for a day when you might be having multiple glasses of wine over an extended period.
- Prosecco doesn’t break the bank. Let the wine snobs bring their fancy Barolo and Brunello to the feast. Some of your guests will enjoy those, of course. But most of your guests just want something fun, approachable, and tasty to drink. Depending on the size of your party, you’re going to need some extra wine. Prosecco isn’t prohibitively expensive and so it’s perfect for a large gathering like the feasts many Americans will be hosting on Thanksgiving day.