Can you serve moscato with Thanksgiving dinner?

Moscato is everyone's favorite light and bubbly wine, but is it a good choice for Thanksgiving dinner?

The trick with Thanksgiving dinner is that wide range of flavors and tastes. You'll have turkey or ham, savory side dishes, lots of cooking spices and tons of flavor. That's too much for a moscato to stand up to. It just can't compete.

When the wine has too little flavor compared to the food, you'll only taste the alcohol, without getting any flavor with it. Suddenly your favorite light and tasty moscato will taste blah, barely there.

Good news: there is a simple solution. Serve your favorite moscato before dinner while everyone is gathering. 

For dinner, bring out a lighter red, like a pinot noir, that nearly everyone can enjoy and that can also stand up next to the flavor onslaught of Thanksgiving dinner.

Get our 2015 Thanksgiving wine recommendations here.

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