When it comes to finding a great wine match for the sweet and spicy flavors in most Thanksgiving menus, it’s all about fruit. White or red, you want a wine with exuberant ripe fruit flavors that meet the flagrant sugar and spice in the food. Here are my go-to whites and reds.
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Ravenswood will be my Halloween wine, and Zinfandel the grape—I’m in with the big, black birds. In fact, Zin happens to be my go-to variety for the festivities because it’s a great match for the spicy food we tend to eat on Halloween (think thick red chile stew). Also, it’s the only red with a prayer of a chance of tasting good with chocolate.