Over the next week we will feature some great local wines and some instructions from local wine experts on how to pair Finger Lakes wine with your Thanksgiving feast.
Our first line up comes from Laura Winter Falk, owner and operator of Experience! The Finger Lakes, a premium experience guide to wine and food in the region. Laura is also a certified sommelier and wine educator. Here are her suggestions for making your entire Thanksgiving well-paired.
The Thanksgiving Feast, from Beginning to End…
Try a Finger Lakes Kir Royale to start the holiday with some sparkle.
This drink is made with FLX Neighbors Damiani Wine Cellars and Finger Lakes Distilling, located next to each other on the east side of Seneca Lake. Use the Damiani Bollicine sparkling wine and a splash of Finger Lakes Distilling Cassis Liquor to get the party going whether it is two people or ten.
For the Turkey with all the trimmings: Why not take a trip around with region with a flight of three wines, each one from a different lake.
Cayuga Lake – Sheldrake Point Gamay Noir
Seneca Lake – Ravines Pinot Noir
Keuka Lake – Heron Hill Ingle Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé Reserve
And for Dessert
Atwater Vineyards Celsius paired with the apple pie is a great fit.
After Dinner by the Fire
Reward yourself for doing all those dishes with a glass of Fox Run Tawny Port.