Wine: Thanksgiving saviors
Picking wines for the Thanksgiving table is challenging enough, however perfect the cooking, said Karla Alindahao in Forbes.com. But what if the turkey is ultradry—as it so often is? I asked sommelier Luke Sullivan for suggestions, and the Australian-born, New York City–based wine prodigy offered two unusual ideas:
2016 Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie ($16). This French sparkling cider “will have enough sweetness,” says Sullivan, “to keep everyone’s minds off the dry turkey.”
2017 Kracher Cuvée Auslese ($25 for 375 ml). This dessert wine from Burgenland, Austria, is sweet as well. But it also has enough acidity—as well as notes of quince and peach—to be enjoyed throughout a long meal.
Sullivan also favors fizzy dry red lambruscos for this particular holiday, as does Wanda Mann, creator of a wine-travel website. “A nice chilled wine,” she says, “can save the day and the meal.” ■