Let’s get the main piece of advice out of the way right here: there is no one wine that goes best with Thanksgiving dinner. It is a meal with too many contrasting elements (sweet, savory, etc.) for any one grape or style of wine. The smartest, most satisfying, and ultimately most festive approach is to put a few (or many) different bottles on the table and let everyone mix and match. Between all the cooking and the cacophonous atmosphere that prevails in my households, Thanksgiving tends to produce a lot more stress than it should. The wines should definitely not contribute to the stress. So rather than sweating the wine choice, our tip is to go with multiple choices. These are some terrific $20 and under wines that we think would work well on Thursday:
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