Thanksgiving is such a great holiday for so many reasons – family and friends come together to share thanks while indulging in tasty food paired with delicious wines. Everyone has a signature turkey, mashed potato, and stuffing recipe – these are the traditional foods that we love about the holiday. But we love to mix up the side dishes! We want you to be prepared, so we are sharing a few of our choice side dishes, paired with our favorite Carr wines.
Sangiovese is known for being a food friendly wine. It is an Italian varietal, therefore most commonly paired with Italian cuisine. The 2015 Carr Sangiovese, with bold tannins, red fruit, and flavors of dried spices, is diverse enough to pair with plenty of other fare. We like it best with this Mediterranean gyro. With refreshing Tzatziki sauce and seasoned meatballs, this dish has enough flavor to stand up to this full bodied Sangiovese.
Let’s face it. Not everyone drinks beer. And with Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, some of us are “deflated” at the idea of sipping on beer all afternoon while chowing down on chips and dip. Some of us need another option. Fear not, Carr is here to save the day – with wine on tap! We have three tasty options to choose from, Chardonnay, El Guapo, and Il Padrino, and we’ve paired each wine with some of our favorite sliders. Pick up a growler (or three!) and be your Super Bowl party MVP.
One of our favorite wines right now is the 2014 Carr Sangiovese. Full of fruit, earth, and Italian herbs, this wine is truly unique. Wine that tastes this good needs food that tastes this good! We’ve paired it with one of our favorite chicken recipes. With the perfect balance of sweet and herby, recipe is quick and easy, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy a glass of Sangiovese both before and during your meal. Enjoy!
Pizza can be paired with a wide array of wines, but when incorporating meats such as capicola and salami, its best served with a delicious Sangiovese, we suggest our 2012 Carr Sangiovese. This pizza is wonderful, and if you don’t feel like braiding it you can bi-pass that step and make a regular pizza.