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Thanksgiving Traditions & Tasty Pairings

Whether it’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, afternoon football, or family games, Thanksgiving Day is often a day filled with traditions. It’s also a day filled with the best meals and dishes of the year. And the best foods should be paired with only the best wines.

This year our Heath Sparkling and Grape Creek staff teamed up to create a day full of Thanksgiving pairings guaranteed to please not only your taste buds but also all those you may be hosting. Having these on the table this Thanksgiving will surely not disappoint!

Whether you’re starting your day off by watching the Parade from the couch or curled up by the fireplace, make sure to do so with your favorite pastry and a festive pomegranate mimosa using Heath Sparkling’s Blanc de Blancs. See our simple Pomegranate Mimosa recipe below!

When hosting Thanksgiving Lunch (or dinner), you’re sure to have a mix of palate preferences at the table. So, having wines accessible to all is key. We’d recommend serving Grape Creek’s Viognier at 45* or Grape Creek’s Rendezvous chilled to about 55*. Regardless of who’s at the table or what’s being served, these wines will enhance all your favorite flavors.

While the Cowboys are on or the family breaks out the board games, grab a light snack and some Heath Sparkling to sip on. One of our favorite snack pairings is our Heath Sparkling Ebullience and white cheddar popcorn. This is also the perfect pairing for those families that like to break out the first Christmas movie of the season on the night of Thanksgiving.

Now for the best part of the day… the desserts. If your taste buds are craving something like chocolate mousse laced with Grand Mariner, make sure to pour a glass of Grape Creek’s Port to enjoy with it. But if you’re more of a sweet potato cheesecake with pumpkin spice whip (check out our Fall Pairing blog for the recipe), then fill your flute with Heath Sparkling Adoration. Here’s pro-tip: make sure your wine is sweeter than your dessert!

Whatever traditions your Thanksgiving Day is filled with, we hope it’s also a day full of love, laughter, family, and plenty of Heath Family Brand Wines.


Heath Sparkling Pomegranate Mimosas

  • 4oz Heath Sparkling Blanc de Blancs
  • 2oz Pomegranate Juice
  • A flute, not a saucer
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Rosemary for garnishing

Pour the wine into the flute first, then add the pomegranate juice. Add a spoonful of pomegranate seeds and garnish with rosemary.