Thanksgiving Recommendations from Tring Winery
This year the USA’s (well my) favourite American holiday will fall on the 25th November! So a touch of history! In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centres on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal and wine with family and friends, followed by a whole lot of American Football!
Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621.
Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation (Yes! America had that) . Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
So, I thought, heading into the season, I would put together some cases of some of my favourite American wines, designed to not only go with food, but to be shared with friends and family, as I say the best bottles of wines are the ones shared with the best people.
So, Thanksgiving or not in your household, find a reason to be thankful, celebrate each other, and enjoy some amazing wines, from us at Tring Winery.
Get your USA wine cases here!