MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The WCCO Morning Show team are getting their Thanksgiving Day menus in order.

The turkey, the mashed potatoes and the cranberry sauce all go onto the menu without saying. But what do you serve along with the meat and potatoes? Our morning crew shares their favorite wine selections for the holiday meal.


Angela Davis: For white wine, New Age. For red, 7 Deadly Zins Zinfindel.

Mike Binkley: You can’t go wrong with a Pinot Noir at Thanksgiving.  Since I’m a big fan of the Santa Barbara area, I’ll suggest one from there — either Fess Parker or Martin Ray.

Mike Augustyniak: For white wine, Hogue Gewürztraminer (inexpensive at around $10/bottle). Not quite as sweet as a Riesling, but a sweeter wine. Also, try the Torres Vina Esmerlda (around $12/bottle). This is a favorite from my travels within Spain.  It won’t be in every wine store, but I know for a fact that Surdyk’s sells it. For red wine, Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone by M. Chapoutier (about $15-$20/bottle), for those who want to be a little less ordinary and use a smooth red to compliment their bird!

Kerry McNally: LaCrema Chardonnay.

Holly Wagner: Chateau St. Michelle Merlot from the vineyards in Washington is my favorite red.


And here are some wine recommendations for Thanksgiving from The Wine Thief and The Ale Jail in St. Paul.

White Wine
Gruet – Blanc de Noirs: $14.99
Zinck – Gewürztraminer: $17.99
La Forcine – Vouvray: $9.99

Red Wine
Paul Durdilly – Beaujolais: $11.99
Duxoup – Gamay Noir: $14.99
Panther Creek – Pinot Noir: $17.99

Deus – Brut des Flandres: $29.99
Unibroue – Éphémère: $8.49
Jenlain – Ambreé: $9.99
Ommegang – Three Philosophers: $19.99
Rogue – Double Chooclate Trout: $12.49

The Wine Thief is located at 1787 St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul. They have free wine tastings each Friday and Saturday nights.


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