As Thanksgiving approaches, the last thing you want is extra work. So why struggle with a corkscrew? We taste-tested dozens of twist-off wines under $20 that taste great with turkey and all the trimmings.
1. Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, $15
This New Zealand white is fruity, crisp and so drinkable our editor-in-chief orders it by the case.
2. Lapostolle Casa Grand Selection Chardonnay 2011, $12
Many chardonnays are too rich for Thanksgiving but this unoaked version won’t compete with the food.
3. Lorenza Rosé 2012, $17
Satisfy both red and white wine drinkers with this slightly dry and floral goes-with-anything Italian rosé.
4. Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post Pinot Noir 2011, $19
You can sip this jammy, all-around staff fave straight through to the pumpkin pie.
5. Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Red Syrah 2012, $10
The hint of spice in this syrah blend is a great match for herb-loaded side dishes.
6. Montes Twins Malbec 2011, $14
This blend of malbec and cabernet sauvignon is full-bodied enough to please the “big red” lovers but still works with turkey.
Wine Cheat Sheet
Can’t find our picks? Ask your wine seller for whites and rosés that are crisp, citrusy and not too heavy. Request reds with a medium amount of fruit, easy on the oak.
By Elizabeth Jenkins
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