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
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.