By: Joshua M. Bernstein and Anthony Giglio
Thanksgiving meals have come a long way since the days when you knew exactly what you'd be eating (turkey) and that there wouldn't be anything especially sexy to drink with it (Grandma was no oenophile). But modern families feel no shame in swapping out the standard T-Day bill of fare for all kinds of variations on game birds, ham, chicken, fish, and lamb-which makes pairings a wee bit tougher. We asked beer aficionado Joshua M. Bernstein and wine expert Anthony Giglio to share their top picks for each of the possible proteins you might encounter this holiday season. Let's start with the classic.
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The all-American bird deserves an all-American wine that can stand up to all the nuances in flavor turkey has to offer-and Zinfandelis about as patriotic as it gets. Even though it's believed to have come to California from Croatia, it's not made in this style anywhere else on the planet. Generous, juicy, and