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The Perfect Thanksgiving Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Pies

As we prepare to gather around the table this Thanksgiving, it's time to think about the perfect wine pairings for our favorite holiday pies. Whether you're a fan of the classic pumpkin or love a rich chocolate cream pie, there's a wine out there that will enhance your dessert experience.


pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie, with its warm spices and creamy texture, pairs beautifully with several types of wine. A 20-Year Tawny Port, with its sweetness and dried fruit flavors, can complement the pie's richness1. Alternatively, a crisp Riesling or an aromatic dry Chenin Blanc can provide a refreshing contrast to the pie's sweetness2.




Apple Pie

When it comes to apple pie, consider pairing it with a wine that can balance its sweetness and highlight its fruitiness. In this case, a sparkling wine or a crisp, dry white wine like a Chardonnay could be an excellent choice.



pecan pie

Pecan Pie

For pecan pie, with its rich, buttery filling, a dessert wine like a Sauternes could be a winning match. Its honeyed sweetness and notes of apricot can bring out the nuttiness of the pie, making for a decadent dessert experience.


Cherry Pie

Cherry pie, with its tart and fruity flavor profile, pairs wonderfully with a light-bodied red wine like a Pinot Noir. The wine's bright acidity and cherry notes can mirror the pie's flavors, creating a harmonious pairing.






Chocolate Cream Pie

When it comes to pairing wine with a rich, velvety chocolate cream pie, you'll want something that can stand up to the dessert's intensity. A full-bodied red like a Zinfandel or a Cabernet Sauvignon, with their dark fruit flavors and robust structure, can be a fantastic match.


Remember, the best wine pairing is the one that makes your taste buds happy. So, don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations this Thanksgiving. Here's to a holiday filled with good food, good wine, and good company. Cheers!


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