Fine Wine & Good Spirits pairs drinks with your Thanksgiving meal

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YORK, Pa.-- While Thanksgiving is all about the food, you need the perfect drink to wash it all down.

Today on FOX43 Morning News, Nichole Biggus from Fine Wine & Good Spirits is coming to the FOX43 Kitchen to show us the best drink pairings you can have with your Thanksgiving meal. She will also be making a Hot Apple Pie drink that could charm your guests.

Below is the recipe for the Hot Apple Pie drink:


1 oz Licor 43

3 oz apple juice

1 cinnamon stick

Whipped cream

Ground cinnamon


Heat apple juice with the cinnamon stick. Add Licor 43 and remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick and pour warm mixture into a heat-safe mug. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Below are the 'Pair Like a Pro' suggestions, with pricing from Fine Wine & Good Spirits:

  • Appetizer: Cheese, Crackers and Cured Meats

o   Sparkling: Dry sparkling wines are good for a lighter fare.

o   Dry Vinho Verde: Refreshing, crisp and lighter, prefect for smaller appetizers.

o   Pinot Grigio: Light to medium bodied and a good match for early courses.

  • Product Suggestion: Naked Grape Pinot Grigio is on sale in November, $2 off.
  • 1st Course: Soups, Salads and Fruits

o   Sauvignon Blanc: A dry, acidic wine with herbal notes.

o   Chardonnay: A very popular varietal that is often fruity and very versatile.

  • Product Suggestion: Louis Jadot Chardonnay is on sale in November, $3 off.

o   Gewürz: Exotic aromatics and flavors – a good first course choice.

  • 2nd Course: Turkey, Duck and Vegetables

o   Zinfandel: A full-bodied wine, which is perfect for many second course meals.

o   Pinot Noir: Elegant and subtly complex, this is good mid-meal choice.

  • Product Suggestion: Edna Valley Pinot Noir is on sale in November, $3 off.

o   Sangiovese: A more complex flavor profile, pairs well later in the meal.

  • Dessert: Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie and Chocolate

o   Moscato: An often sweet and always fruity white wine.

o   Tawny Port: Nuttiness and woodiness that pairs with dessert.

o   Sauternes: A sweet, white dessert wine form France.

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