4 Affordable Trader Joe’s Wines for Thanksgiving

November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving is notoriously known as a tough meal for wine pairing. You basically need an easy drinking crowdpleaser that complements all the flavors of fall. But where to find that? Look no further than your local Trader Joe’s!

These four wines are perfect for Turkey Day. They are fun, fruity, and on the lighter side so they overpower your fave dishes. Plus, each bottle is under $10 so buying wine for everyone won’t break the bank!

Wine Review: Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Réserve

Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Réserve, $6.99

A favorite among our French friends, this red blend tastes pretty darn sophisticated considering its cheap price. The earthy nose with hints of red fruit and pepper in the glass make it a great companion for turkey, mashed potatoes, and other traditional dishes.

Wine Review: Liberté Pinot Noir

Familia Nueva Vineyards Liberté Pinot Noir, $9.99

Pinot Noir is a tried and true pairing for Thanksgiving because it is on the lighter side (no heavy cabs, s’il vous plait). This specific bottle works because its tasting notes of cranberry and earthy vanilla are basically an extension of the flavors already on the Thanksgiving table.

A. Chotard Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, $6.99

It’s not all about red wine on Turkey Day! White wine lovers will love that you brought an option for them to drink. The balance of a fall fruit like pear along with honeydew melon and caramelized oranges pair nicely with a roasted turkey, fall squashes, and sweet potatoes.

Wine Review: J.L. Quinson Côtes De Provence Rosé

J.L. Quinson Côtes De Provence Rosé, $6.99

No wine says party time like a rosé! Start off with this fresh and fruity wine during appetizers to get everyone in a celebratory mood. Then, continue pouring it when everyone is sitting down to eat. The hints of strawberries and dryness of the wine nicely complements the savory and creamy flavors of your Thanksgiving meal.

P.S. More ideas of Thanksgiving wine pairings (including a bottle or two to impress).