As an American dangerously close to becoming British, I’m happy to say I’ve taken to many traditions and celebrations (my favourite being bonfire night - it took me a while to get my head wrapped around celebrating failed terrorism with fireworks and a massive bonfire, but now I love it!). But one tradition I made certain to introduce to my British family and friends is Thanksgiving, which 16 of us will celebrate at my house next weekend.
We’ll be serving turkey, stuffing, sweet potato and sage mash, green been and mushroom casserole, red wine cabbage, steamed veg, pumpkin pie, and a cheese board. I’d like to pick up a case of 6 wines for around £75 to go with the the meal, but I’m struggling on the right combination. Do I buy a couple ‘nicer’ bottles and then supplement with a few under £8s? My family leans red, but I love a quality rich white (Alsace pinot gris perhaps). Should I remain loyal to the homeland and buy American or be humble and diversify? Decisions decisions. Any thoughts or wine recommendations are most welcome!