According to Stacie Hunt, a sommelier and frequent Good Food guest, pairing wine for the big Thanksgiving meal can be difficult.  The temptation is to pull out that big red you’ve been saving.  Instead, go for a lighter, more all around bottle.  She recommends Beaujolais Nouveau, a dry Riesling and pinot noir.  A complete list is after the jump:

WHITE:

ALSACE: Hugel Riesling ($19.99)

ALSACE:   Trimbach Gewurztraminer ($23.99)

LOIRE VALLEY:  Champelou Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) ($19.99), Mauregey Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) ($12.99)

LANGUEDOC:  Astruc Vigonier ($8.99)

RHONE: D’Uchaux ($18.99)

BAJA:  L.A. Cetto Chardonnay          ($11.00)

SPAIN:  Canfeixes (white grape blend) ($16.99)

ITALY:  Anselme San Vincenzo ($14.99)

RED

France

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU (100%  GAMAY) ($8.99-$16.99)

BURGUNDY:  Bouvier Marsenay Rouge (Pinot Noir) ($31.99)

BORDEAUX:  Chateau Gree Larouque ($15.99)

CORBIERE:  Languedoc/Rousillion- ($13.99)

CLAUDE VAL ($6.99)

Italy

ABRUZZO: Masciarelli Montepulciano D’Abruzzo –Magnum ($19.99), Zaccagnini Monteulciano D’Abruzzo ($16.99)

CALABRIA:   Librande San Ducale ($19.99)

California

Talbott “Logan” Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir ($26.99)

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