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Toast Your Turkey with the Perfect Pairing

By Stocked Cellars on Dec 21, 2020

Imagine spending hours or even days preparing the perfect holiday feast, only to have it overshadowed or downright ruined by a poor wine choice. When pairing with a delicate meat such as turkey, it pays to be choosy. Here are some suggestions for the best Ontario wines for sharing a toast and celebrating a truly glorious meal.

You may know that turkey can dry out easily if overcooked; this is due to the bird’s low-fat content. For this reason, it is important to select a wine with a relatively high acidity and a medium to low tannin. We’re taking the guesswork out of finding a great wine online with Ontario home delivery:

Whites and Rosés

Chardonnay: This wine is such a great complement to turkey, some chefs actually choose to baste the bird with it. Stocked Cellars offers a selection of excellent chardonnays with wine home delivery. Try the 2015 Chardonnay or Platinum Series Chardonnay by Marynissen Estates in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Viognier: A beautiful wine to enjoy with turkey. Somers Town viognier from London Born Wine Co. is a highly aromatic wine with floral notes of honeysuckle & orange blossom and hints of spice. On the palate, the full-bodied richness and complexity of peach, apricot, and nuttiness are well paired with a balanced, pleasing acidity.

Gamay: With light tannins and high acidity, Gamay is already an ideal choice for poultry pairings – but this sparkling rosé is truly a turkey match made in heaven. Made with Gamay Noir grapes in the Charmat method, this crisp and refreshing sparkling wine is a celebration in itself – and with wine delivery in Ontario, you can order today to enjoy with your holiday meal.

Reds

Pinot Noir: Dry and medium-bodied, with moderate acidity and soft tannins, pinot noir is a good choice for those who love red wines but don’t want to overpower the meal. Try Konzelmann Estate Winery’s 2019 Pinot Noir; light and easy-drinking with a lovely finish of black cherries & subtle pepper.

Shiraz: Balance the saltiness of roast turkey with a peppery Shiraz. While typically enjoyed with beef dishes or grilled foods, this Niagara-on-the-Lake shiraz with wine home delivery has just the right balance of sweet, plummy fruit and a spicy smokiness that will bring out the best in your bird, and all of your favourite sides dishes.

At Stocked Cellars, we hand-pick the very best Ontario wines for you and ship them right to your home. By partnering with some of Ontario’s finest wineries we are able to offer customers an exclusive collection of charming whites, robust reds, rosés & icewines to enjoy this holiday season with the convenience of buying wine online in Ontario and some Canadian provinces. Stocked Cellars takes the guesswork out of choosing your new favourite holiday wine.

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