Thanksgiving Texas Wine and FoodOctober/ November Texas Wine Pairing

The fall brings so many possibilities for Texas wine and food. Everything from Halloween candy, caramel apples and popcorn balls to Thanksgiving at Grandma's. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to explore Texas food and wine pairings. The first wines that come to mind are any number of fabulous Texas Viogniers. Becker Vineyards Viognier, with hints of oak would be a natural choice for smoked turkey. La Buena Vida Vineyards Springtown Viognier is another great option, along with several others such as Brennan or McPherson. If you want to go red, Fuqua has their Texas Summer Cab, Vat 9 that's full of fruit and flavor. I normally wouldn't recommend pairing a Cabernet with Thanksgiving dinner, but this is a 'summer' cab because of the lightness, making it a perfect choice. Low tannins would also allow you to spice up the turkey and dressing a bit for a true Texas style feast. If you want to add in variety, consider Zin Valle Rising Star Brut Sparkling as an aperitif, and finish off with one of the Haak Madeira fortified wines or Homestead Winery's decadent Sherry.