One of the classic tastes of the Thanksgiving holiday is pumpkin and for many families the meal is not complete until a slice of pumpkin pie is served. It does not matter how full you are the meal is just not over until this sweet and spicy treat is enjoyed. To really experience pumpkin pie a carefully paired wine will bring out the spices that go into making this dessert one of the classics of the holiday.
When most wines are picked out that will be served with dessert and sweet wine is selected to accompany the sweet dish. But for pumpkin pie the draw of this pie is not so much the sweet as the spice that includes nutmeg and cinnamon wrapped up in a creamy package. So when selecting wine do not look for sweet but instead search for spice that will accompany and augment these flavors.
While many choose to go with a sherry to serve with their pumpkin pie others want something a little more unique. A good idea is to ask your sommelier for a wine that has hints of cinnamon or rose that is not too sweet. These will be the perfect accompaniment to your dessert this holiday and would make a great gift to the host if you are just a guest. Bring the bottle along with a Silver Plated Bottle Opener to show your thanks for being invited.